The family of Coupang workers who died from overwork, a nationwide tour struggle..."Come up with measures to prevent recurrence"
The family of Coupang workers who died from overwork, a nationwide tour struggle..."Come up with measures to prevent recurrence"
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This article is translated by AI company Flitto and Infostock Daily using neural machine translation technology.
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[Infostock Daily= Reporter Park Sang-In] The parents of the late Jang Duk-joon, who died after working a night shift at Coupang Chilgok Logistics Center in North Gyeongsang Province in October last year, began a nationwide struggle on the 13th, demanding that Coupang and the government come up with countermeasures.

Jang died last year after returning home from late-night work while working as a daily worker at Coupang Chilgok Logistics Center. Mr. Jang worked at this distribution center for a year and four months.

The death of Mr. Jang, who worked 62 hours a week, is not recognized as an industrial accident In February, three months after the bereaved family applied for an industrial accident, the Korea Workers'Compensation and Welfare Service concluded that it was an industrial accident.

The bereaved families are demanding Coupang to provide ▲Full-time employment ▲Minimizing night labor ▲Provide enough rest area ▲Air conditioning facilities ▲Secretary guarantees are required. It also urged the government that "the government should conduct extensive special work supervision and thoroughly regulate and supervise business expansion that bypass the law, rather than sticking to low-quality jobs created by Coupang.".

Starting with Busan as their first visit, Jang's bereaved family plans to tour Gyeonggi Province and Incheon, and hold a press conference in front of its headquarters in Coupang, Seoul, on the 17th of next month.

Reporter Park Sang-In si2020@infostock.co.kr


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