Seoul, Pyongyang Reach Deal on Kaesong Wages

  • By Kim Myong-song

    May 26, 2015 10:04

    North and South Korea agreed Friday to maintain the current wages of North Korean workers in the Kaesong Industrial Complex for the time being.

    The Unification Ministry here said North Korea accepted South Korea's call to keep wages at the current level until officials from both sides reach a separate agreement on the issue.

    The wage row began when the North revised labor regulations in November of last year without consulting South Korea and notified the South in late February that it wants to raise the minimum wage at the Kaesong complex by 5.18 percent to US$74 a month.

    Workers would see little of that money, most of which goes straight into the regime's pockets.

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