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8 in 10 Workers Have Health Problems After Getting a New Job

8 in 10 Workers Have Health Problems After Getting a New Job

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 80 percent of office workers experience health problems after starting work, according to a recent survey. The results can be interpreted as an indication that even healthy individuals get sick once they start work. According to the survey of 671 office workers conducted by the job portal [...]

1 in 3 Workers See Themselves as ‘Job-Hoppers’

1 in 3 Workers See Themselves as ‘Job-Hoppers’

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of every three office workers think they are “job-hopping” workers who repeatedly switch jobs every two to three years, according to a recent survey. When asked if they considered themselves to be job-hoppers, 34.7 percent of the respondents, or 613, said yes, according to a survey released [...]

Shorter Workweek Brings Seismic Change to Overtime Culture in S. Korea

Shorter Workweek Brings Seismic Change to Overtime Culture in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Until a year ago, Hong In-young, who works at an affiliate company of Samsung Group, never thought of learning something for a hobby as she was exhausted due to endless overtime work. But since a shorter workweek system, called the 52-hour workweek, was implemented in South Korea in July [...]

Parcel Workers Call on Gov’t to Enact Legislation on Delivery Service

Parcel Workers Call on Gov’t to Enact Legislation on Delivery Service

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Parcel delivery service workers staged a protest calling on the South Korean government to ensure the basic rights of delivery workers exposed to various legal loopholes. Groups of parcel delivery service workers’ unions held a demonstration near the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Monday calling on the government [...]

Unionized Workers Kick Off Nationwide Strike on Top of Tower Cranes

Unionized Workers Kick Off Nationwide Strike on Top of Tower Cranes

SEOUL, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Tower crane workers belonging to two major labor umbrella groups kicked off a nationwide strike Tuesday, calling for a pay raise and prohibition of the use of smaller tower cranes. The operation of around 2,500 tower cranes was suspended at construction sites, with the same number of unionized workers [...]

Hikes in Minimum Wage Prompt Small Shop Owners to Cut Labor Forces: Gov’t

Hikes in Minimum Wage Prompt Small Shop Owners to Cut Labor Forces: Gov’t

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The labor ministry said Tuesday some small business owners responded to steep hikes in the minimum wage by firing workers, in its first official statement about the impact of the recent wage raises on employment. Between November 2018 and April, the government conducted an in-depth interview survey on four [...]

78 pct of Employees at Large Supermarkets Want Holidays Off

78 pct of Employees at Large Supermarkets Want Holidays Off

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Eight out of 10 employees who work at large supermarkets or super supermarkets (SSMs) want to rest on holidays such as Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok, the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving. Rep. Bak Maeng-woo of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party reported on Wednesday that he and the [...]