Gov't meets with parcel delivery union about preventing overwork
Updated: 2021-06-15 15:10:47 KST
Talks began this afternoon at South Korea's National Assembly about how to address the conflict between the country's parcel delivery workers, who are on strike, and the companies they say are overworking them.
Attending the talks are representatives of the labor union and the government.
As the talks began, five-thousand union members held a rally near the Assembly, accusing their employers of breaking the promise that they made in January.
The companies had agreed to hire more employees to sort parcels and to stop late-night deliveries.
The government hopes to have a proposal by Wednesday that will make the companies keep that pledge.
Reports say last year 16 delivery workers died from causes related to overworking.