Korean Part-Timers Will Get Better Pay & Benefits Thanks to New Legislation

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  Part-time lecturers at universities nationwide will be given the same status as the regular teaching staff under a new plan of the Presidential Committee on Social Cohesion, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The plan, announced Monday, now goes to the National Assembly. Their treatment became an issue in June when a lecturer, citing grievances against their poor working conditions, committed suicide. Others like him have since demanded establishment of legal grounds for higher wages, insurance coverage and research support. Currently, part-time lecturers are hired on a temporary basis and paid an hourly wage. They […]
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