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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 06:46
Gov't move to reform workweek system faces labor resistance
The government's move to increase the maximum weekly work hours to 69 from the current 52 is facing a backlash from workers, who claim that the envisioned measures will only benefit employers and force employees to work longer hours. The government's plan to reform the country's workweek system, announced on March 6, has been billed as offering flexibility beyond the mandator...
WeGO to promote smart city vision at global forum in Geneva
The World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) will share its vision for smart cities and sustainable development with mayors, governors and other leaders from around the world at a U.N.-sponsored global forum scheduled to take place in Geneva from Monday to Friday.
Korea sees increase in number of teens involved in drug-related crimes
Drug-related crimes have become a major concern in Korea, but what is more concerning is the increasing number of cases involving teenagers. According to the police, Friday, a growing number of teenagers have been exposed to the use and trafficking of illegal drugs in recent years, as instant messaging platforms, including Telegram, have become one of the major drug distribut...
Korea considers lifting mask mandate on public transportation
The government is considering lifting the mask mandate for public transportation soon, as COVID-19 infection numbers have continued decreasing in recent weeks. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Thursday that health authorities have been keenly monitoring the situation after most of the indoor mask-wearing rules were lifted on Jan. 30.
Seoul seeks new leap forward with Han River development plans
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has set its sights on innovating the capital's infrastructure along the Han River in a bid to strengthen the image and global appeal of the metropolis, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon announced Thursday. Under the Great Hangang (Han River) project, the city government will increase the convenience features and attractiveness of the capital, while atte...
Regional public hospitals suffer serious staff shortage
Public medical centers located outside of Seoul are suffering serious shortages of medical professionals due mainly to the lower pay and educational standards experienced further out from the city. According to documents submitted by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to Rep. Suh Jung-sook of the ruling People Power Party, 24 out of 35 regional medical centers have failed to ...
Korea pushes to raise cap on maximum weekly work hours
The pro-business Yoon Suk Yeol administration seeks to extend a mandatory 52-hour cap on the workweek, introduced by the previous Moon Jae-in government, following long-standing complaints raised by employers over what they claim is a lack of flexibility of working hours and difficulties in meeting deadlines. The core of the revised measures announced by the government, Monda...
Number of abandoned newborns more than halves within four years
The number of babies abandoned at “baby boxes” more than halved last year ― from 2018 ― due mainly to a 2019 landmark ruling by the Constitutional Court decriminalizing abortion as well as the decrease in outdoor activities as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Seoul Institute, Sunday, a total of 106 babies were dropped off at baby boxes last year, down ...
Korea puts final touches on 25th World Scout Jamboree
Korea is finalizing its preparations for the 25th World Scout Jamboree that will take place this August on reclaimed land at Saemangeum, North Jeolla Province, on the west coast, bringing together some 43,000 teenagers from 170 countries, according to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, Sunday.
KORAIL to discipline staffer for peeking at ticket information of BTS RM
Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL) has begun procedures to take disciplinary action against one of its staffers for taking an unauthorized look at the personal information of RM, leader of the global K-pop sensation BTS. The state-run railway operator said Thursday that the staffer checked RM's personal details, including his ticket information, address and mobile phone number, fr...
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