Korean Lecturers Protest Low Pay and Shoddy Treatment

One morning recently, throngs of workers were rushing to their offices on the slippery road. But amidst them was a white-haired couple taking down a rain-soaked green-colored camping tent to dry it in the morning sunshine, alongside other rain-soaked supplies. They were not homeless people but “professors” who have taught Chinese history and Korean labor history until recently at Korean universities. But since last September they’ve spent hundred of nights in a worn-out tent near the National Assembly in Yeouido, urging the government to give the same status as full-time professors to part-time lecturers and to improve other working conditions […]
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