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Law Aimed at Ensuring Workplace Safety for Contractor Workers Goes into Effect

Law Aimed at Ensuring Workplace Safety for Contractor Workers Goes into Effect

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — An industrial safety law aimed at better ensuring safe workplaces for irregular contract workers went into effect Thursday, after public anger heightened over the 2018 death of a young subcontract worker at a thermal power plant. The Kim Yong-gyun bill was passed in December 2018, named after a 24-year-old [...]

Number of Temporary Workers Inches Up in 2017

Number of Temporary Workers Inches Up in 2017

SEJONG, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of temporary workers in South Korea rose slightly this year from 2016, with its percentage also gaining ground, government data showed Friday. A total of 6.54 million workers were non-regular workers, part-timers and outsourced laborers as of August 2017, up 1.5 percent, or 98,000, from a year ago, according to the data by Statistics Korea. They accounted for 32.9 percent of the country’s salaried [...]