Sick of work email overload, French fight to protect private life

Jan 5, 2017

Sick of work email overload, French fight to protect private life

Beatrice, a busy 50-year-old manager at an airline in Paris, sounds like she would benefit from France’s new “right to disconnect” law that guarantees all employees freedom from their work smartphone and email. “It often happens that I’m interrupted by urgent problems in my ...

Dec 25, 2016

Ensuring 'equal pay for equal work'

The government's draft guideline on improving the conditions of irregular workers is a step forward, but much more needs to be done to ensure that the rules will be followed.

Poverty turns Seoul seniors into subway couriers

| Dec 17, 2016

Poverty turns Seoul seniors into subway couriers

Cho Yong-moon, 75, spends nine hours a day, five days a week using his free pass on the Seoul subway to shuttle parcels among clothing and jewelry stores. With pension payments falling short of living costs for many of the elderly, he is among ...

Dec 14, 2016

South Korea's youth unemployment rate rises to record high

South Korea’s youth unemployment rate rose to a record high in November, following political protests that paralyzed the government and led parliament to vote to impeach the president. The unadjusted jobless rate for people aged 25 to 29 rose to 8.2 percent in November, ...

Dec 13, 2016

Japan firms employ record 474,000 people with disabilities

The number of workers with disabilities at private companies as of June 1 rose 4.7 percent from a year earlier to 474,374, hitting a record high for the 13th straight year, the labor ministry said in a survey report. These workers accounted for 1.92 ...