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·     Government rolls up its sleeves to prevent massive unemployment (KHAN, 10 April 2020)

·     The Covid-19 crisis must be used as an opportunity to expand public services (KPTU, 10 April 2020)

·     Govt’s economic measures amid virus (KBS, 10 April 2020)

·     Local governments develop food delivery app without fees (KHAN, 7 April 2020) 

·     COVID-19 makes case for universal health care (Korea Herald, 8 April 2020) 

·     Korean Air to place 70% of workforce on paid leave for 6 months (Hankyoreh, 8 April 2020)

·     Shadow labourers to fight the virus on the front line (Sisain, 8 April 2020)

·     University students demand financial aid, right to education (Korea Times, 7 April 2020) 

·     New measures to protect medical workers (KBS, 6 April 2020)

·     Majority of call center employees feel vulnerable to coronavirus (Korea Bizwire, 5 April 2020) 

·     Unions to ensure workers’ wages as COVID-19 is put “under control” (BWI, 4 April 2020) 

·     Part-timers in Korea experience pay cut due to COVID-19 (Korea Herald, 3 April 2020) 

·     South Korea’s delivery workers face ‘unbearable’ pressure amid COVID-19 (PRI, 3 April 2020) 

·     Disaster income’ hinges on health insurance payments (Korea Times, 3 April 2020) 

·     Pink Slips via Text Message and Forced Leave of Absence, “Threats to Our Livelihood Is Scarier than COVID-19” (KHAN, 2 April 2020)

·     Trade Union responses to COVID-19 in other countries and its implications (PSSP, 1 April 2020) 

·     COVID-19 Crisis: KPTU calls on the Government to prohibit dismissals starting with the Yeongjong Area and Aviation Sector (KPTU, 31 March 2020)

·     Retail sales up 9.1% in Feb. amid virus pandemic (Korea Herald, 30 March 2020) 

·     S. Korea to Provide Emergency Disaster Relief Funds to 70% of Households (KBS, 30 March 2020) 

·     COVID-19 likely to cause record surge in payouts for jobless in March (Korea Herald, 29 March 2020)

·     Big business in South Korea exploits pandemic to carry out massive assault on jobs (WSWS, 28 March 2020) 

·     COVID-19: Korean health workers demand further actions from government (PSI, 27 March 2020)

·     FKTU-MOEL Policy Consultation for Overcoming COVID-19 (FKTU, 27 March 2020) 

·     Korean Workers United to Combat COVID-19 and to Win Reforms to Improve Nation’s Healthcare System (UNI, 18 March 2020) 

·     COVID-19 and South Korean Workers, KCTU Demands (KPTU, 16 March 2020) 

·     Korean unions call for workplace measures to stop spread of COVID-19 infections in call centres (UNI, 11 March 2020)

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COVID-19 Pandemic