“Platform workers are workers too”… Demand for improvement of working environment


The Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), which has been fighting hard, argues that the provisions of the law that are unfavorable to workers should be amended. The Labor Standards Act should apply to anyone who works, including platform workers, such as quick service drivers.

Continuing to be reporter Jo Joo-ho.

The Confederation of Trade Unions is taking issue with the standards of the current labor union law, which place restrictions on the nature of workers.

[한상진/민주노총 대변인 : 특수고용 플랫폼 노동자들이 앞으로 많이 계속 생겨날 거잖습니까. 이분들이 노동자임에도 불구하고 노동자성을 인정을 못 받는 게 있어요. 그래서 노조법 2조의 1항, 노동자성 인정에 대한 부분이 개정돼야….]

It is difficult to be recognized as a worker, such as a quick service driver without a separate affiliation or a platform worker such as a delivery app driver who works on a digital basis.

The law narrows the scope of workers so much that the blind spots are large.

We are also urging the improvement of the treatment of workers in small businesses and the repeal of the Dispatch Act, which solidifies the discriminatory status of dispatched workers.

According to the current Labor Standards Act, workers at small workplaces with fewer than 5 employees are not subject to holidays, and business operators are excluded from the Serious Accident Punishment Act.

In the midst of this, the Cargo Solidarity under the KCTU predicted a general strike at the end of this month.

We are opposed to the abolition of the safe fare system, which was introduced to prevent long hours of working for truck drivers and to ensure proper fares.

Analysts also say that raising the level of struggle by the labor community is to put pressure on the government at the end of his term and to gain negotiating power in the upcoming presidential election.

(Video coverage: Yang Hyun-cheol, video editing: Ha Seong-won)


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