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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Mon, February 26, 2024 | 22:25
Will new measures ease shortage of pediatricians in Korea?
The government announced new measures to address a shortage of pediatric physicians in Korea, which experts fear could escalate into a major child health care crisis.
Gender equality minister nominee in hot seat over remarks on abortion
Kim Haeng, a nominee for the gender equality and family minister, faces mounting criticism for her remarks that could be construed as denying women’s freedom to terminate pregnancy.
Civil servant mentor reappointed as labor ministry spokesman
Park Jong-pill, who was reappointed as a spokesman for the Ministry of Employment and Labor, has been cited by many other civil servants as a mentor. In 2019, the National Human Resources Development Institute under the direct control of the Ministry of Personnel Management selected Park as a great lecturer for young civil servants, as his lecture about how to write policy re...
Korea ramps up support for marginalized youth
The government unveiled a set of new welfare policies on Tuesday that aim to reach out to young people who are living in social isolation. Socially isolated people are those who do not have meaningful interactions with others, except family, for more than six months, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said.
Prosecutors seek warrant to arrest hunger-striking DPK leader
Prosecutors asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) leader Rep. Lee Jae-myung, Monday, who is on the 19th day of a hunger strike, on charges of breach of trust, bribery, violation of the Foreign Exchange Transaction Act and other charges in connection with a land development scandal while he was mayor of Seongnam from 2010 ...
Fear of stalking remains a year after Sindang Station murder
The number of stalking suspects apprehended by police has already exceeded 7,000 this year, police data showed Tuesday, indicating that the dangers of such crimes remain unchanged, though nearly a year has passed since the murder of a subway station worker by a colleague who had stalked the victim for years.
[INTERVIEW] Universities must teach for employment, betterment of society
Universities should offer education that prepares students for employment and cultivates well-rounded citizens capable of contributing to the betterment of society, according to Fernando Leon-Garcia, president of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP).
Controversy over Jamboree fiasco continues
Local governments paid a total of nearly 15 billion won ($11 million) to cover the costs of offering accommodations, food and cultural events to World Scout Jamboree participants, who had to evacuate the campsite earlier than scheduled due to safety concerns and other problems, according to an opposition lawmaker, Thursday.
Women paid 30.7% less than men in listed firms, 25.2% less in public offices
The salary gap between men and women in both listed companies and public offices in Korea still remained high last year, though the gap showed a decreasing trend year-on-year, according to a report announced by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, Wednesday. The ministry's analysis of salaries of 2,716 listed companies showed that female workers received 60.15 million ...
What teachers want most for better protection of their rights
Teachers, who have taken to the streets following the tragic suicides of colleagues, are calling for prompt amendments to laws related to child abuse crimes, saying it is the most urgent measure needed to better protect educators in the workplace.