|▲ Lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, opposition parties of People's Party and Justice Party belonging to the Environment and Labor Committee of the National Assembly organizes a seminar on the 'implementation challenges of the Moon Jae-in government toward the society respecting labor's dignity' on June 15 in a meeting room of the National Assembly.(Korea Daily Labor News/Yon Yun-jeong)|
Dr. Kim Yoo-sun of the Korea Labor and Society Institute argued that as the measures to reduce the working hours, the Ministry of Employment and Labor should rescind its administrative interpretation on caps on weekly working hours that allowed workers work up to 68 hours per week and carry out intensive labor inspections in the governmental sector(110,000 employees) and companies in the private sector which employ more than 300 workers(330,000 employees) by the end of this year.
He also pointed out that as a matter of urgency, the extraordinary session of the National Assembly in June should amend the Labor Standards Act in order to reduce the working hours including the work hour limit to 52 hours per week including overtime, 220 hours of overtime limit per year and the increase of the first annual leave to 20 days from the current 15 days.
reported by Yon Yun-jeong
translated by Kim Sung-jin
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