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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 05:39
Vaccines in schools
Park Jong-hoon, left, the superintendent of education of South Gyeongsang Province, encourages a student waiting for his COVID-19 vaccine at Bansong Middle School in Changwon, Monday. The public health authorities began visiting schools to vaccinate students upon their request las...
Bereaved family of Cambodian worker seeks industrial accident compensation
The bereaved family of a Cambodian migrant worker who died here a year ago in poor living conditions, has filed a claim for industrial accident compensation. A committee comprised of 26 civic groups and legal organizations formed upon the death of the individual, Nuon Sokkheng, commenced the compensation procedure on behalf of her family, who is in Cambodia, Monday, the first...
UN Human Rights spokesperson calls for Korea to enact anti-discrimination law
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called for the country's National Assembly to enact an anti-discrimination law. Ravina Shamdasani, the spokesperson at the OHCHR, said, Friday, the National Assembly had been lagging behind the growing social climate for the anti-discrimination law in the press briefing notes posted Friday.
Gov't to extend foreign workers' stay amid shortage of workers
Foreign workers will be given a one-year extension of their stay here as part of the government's efforts to deal with a labor shortage triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Labor and Employment said Saturday. The ministry said discussions were held Friday on extending the stays of foreign workers and the plan will be finally confirmed, Dec. 28.
Communication is key to success amid pandemic at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
COVID-19 has closed international borders and frozen the tourism industry since early 2020, but the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, the brand's first and only property in the country, is one of the few that are sailing downwind amid the pandemic, in terms of sales and customer satisfaction. Rainer Stampfer, the president of hotel operations in the Asia Pacific region, said that he ...
Afghan evacuees to be allowed to work on farms amid rural manpower shortage
Afghan evacuees who came to Korea in August to escape from the Taliban regime in their homeland will be allowed to work as seasonal workers in the agriculture and fishery sectors, the government said Tuesday. The Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced a set of measures to ease regulations on foreign worker recruitment for seasona...
Advocacy group launched to improve labor conditions for Cambodian migrant workers
In December last year, a Cambodian migrant worker in her 30s was found dead inside a greenhouse that was being used as accommodation for foreign workers at a farm in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province. The death shed light on the poor working and housing conditions of migrant workers here. A year has passed, but foreign employees in the agricultural sector still face long working hou...
7 in 10 jobseekers believe their parents' social status affects their employment
Seven out of 10 jobseekers believe their family background plays a growing influence on their employment, and nearly half of them have felt a sense of inferiority while seeking jobs, a recent survey showed. Of the 1,173 jobseekers surveyed by recruiting platform Saramin, Tuesday, 70.8 percent of the respondents agreed that their parents' abilities and family background determ...
Vaccine pass system freezes
A smartphone screen shows an error message from the digital vaccine certification system at a restaurant in Seoul during lunchtime, Monday. Multiple cases of people unable to access COOV, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency's smartphone application for vaccine certification, were reported around lunchtime on the day the vaccine pass became mandatory for use in res...
Opposition candidate and Seoul mayor
Yoon Suk-yeol, left, the presidential candidate of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), and Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon look around an urban development project in a northeastern district of Seoul, Monday. They also discussed housing and land development projects in the capital. Yonhap