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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Sun, October 1, 2023 | 19:07
Teachers exposed to abuse and assault at schools due to lack of protection
An elementary school teacher in Seoul took her own life recently, apparently unable to handle complaints from demanding parents. Also grabbing headlines was another incident where an elementary school student assaulted his teacher, causing her to require medical ...
Incheon recognizes physician-founded startup for job creation
A medical instruments startup founded by Chung Jun-won, professor of Gachon University Gil Medical Center, has been selected as this year's excellent company by Incheon Metropolitan City in recognition of its contribution to creating jobs.
Next year's hourly minimum wage raised 2.5% to 9,860 won
The hourly minimum wage for next year was set at 9,860 won ($7.8), a 2.5 percent increase from this year, the Minimum Wage Commission said, Wednesday, after the conclusion of marathon talks. The new minimum wage translates into a monthly pay of nearly 2.07 million won, up from 2.02 million this year.
Korea files appeal against ruling to compensate Elliott
Korea has filed a suit asking a court in Britain to cancel an order by an international tribunal to pay nearly $108 million to U.S.-based hedge fund Elliott Investment Management, Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon said Tuesday.
249 unregistered babies confirmed dead; status of 814 still unclear
The government has confirmed 249 babies without any record of registration have died since 2015 because of health problems or crimes committed by their guardians. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced the results of its probe into the status of 2,123 babies who were born from 2015 until last year and were not registered despite records of being delivered at...
Int'l passenger numbers at 7 airports rebound to less than 50% of pre-pandemic levels
Seven international airports across the country - except Incheon International Airport - have seen less than a 50 percent recovery rate in the volume of international passengers compared to pre-pandemic levels.
Debate grows over physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients
A debate is actively developing in Korea over the need to allow medically assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, with the majority of both the public and lawmakers having expressed their support for the measure as a means to help patients die with dignity.
More heavy rain set to hit Korea's inland regions until weekend
Seoul and other inland regions of the country including South Chungcheong Province are expected to suffer more heavy rain until this weekend, as the country comes under the influence of a new stationary front, the state-run weather agency said Thursday.
Medical services disrupted as healthcare workers stage walkout
Some 45,000 nurses, caregivers and other members of the Korean Health and Medical Workers' Union (KHMU) across the country launched a general strike, Thursday, criticizing the government for failing to fulfill a 2021 agreement to hire more medical personnel and improve their working conditions. The union vowed to exclude essential workers at emergency and operating rooms, int...
Korea to lift quarantine requirements for COVID-19, mpox
Korea will no longer require arrivals to the country to register their health information on pre-entry quarantine information system, known as Q-Code, concerning COVID-19 and mpox, beginning Saturday. Still, temperature checks will continue to see if travelers show symptoms associated with the two diseases.
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