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Working conditions in Korea: Survey highlights


The Korean service sector has grown since the first survey on working conditions was conducted in 2006. The characteristics of the labour market are similar to those of the EU labour market, although long working hours are still a major issue to be tackled, along with discrimination against women, older workers and temporary employees. The principal work-related risk factor is poor ergonomics, particularly in smaller businesses, which have poorer working environments than larger companies.

author(s): European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute (OSHRI); Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA)
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