Delivery Workers' Strike Averted

  • Arirang News

    January 22, 2021 08:24

    Delivery workers have called off a planned strike next week after reaching agreement with their employers on better working conditions.

    The agreement on Thursday, which was mediated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, stipulates that logistics companies, not drivers, are responsible for sorting parcels. That means they have to pay extra if they want drivers to do it. In their complaint, the drivers said they were overworked because of parcel-sorting.

    The two sides also agreed to hire more drivers to cut overwork that often continues into late at night and limit their working week to 60 hours.

    Last year, 19 delivery workers died from reported overwork.

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