Starting next month, SMEs will be working 52 hours a week. There are many opinions that it is still difficult, and the government has put out security measures, and the labor force has strongly opposed the exception.
Yoo Deok-gi reporter reports.
The government has decided to implement a 52-hour weekly extension for companies with 50 or more and 299 or less, but plan to extend the plan.
The start of the system is actually a one year delay.
It also expands the requirement for special extended work that allows you to work beyond 52 hours per week.
Currently, the situation is limited to disaster recovery situations, but if the order is pushed out and the delivery date is triggered, special extended work is allowed even in the event of a machine breakdown or mass recall.
[Lee, Jae-Gap / Minister of Employment and Labor: When special extended work is carried out, this applies to all companies, including large corporations. If this is true ... .]
The government believes that 42% of SMEs are not ready and that the economic conditions are so difficult that complementary measures are inevitable.
It is also a practical acknowledgment that 52 hours a week cannot be applied unreasonably.
The labor industry is against this supplement.
It's been a year or more and there are so many exceptions that the 52-hour week will be unpopular.
[Kim Ju-young / Chairman of the Korean Federation of Trade Unions: Declaration of abandonment of apparent reduction of working hours Among the national affairs the government has revealed, 'fair society without discrimination for respect for labor' is becoming a bubble.]
SMEs also have a low union organization rate, which raises concerns that the company may voluntarily carry out special extended work.
The labor community has decided to respond legally to correcting the conditions of special overtime work, so conflicts seem inevitable for the time being.
52-Hour Small Business Week De facto One-Year Grace… A labor backlash
Starting next month, SMEs will be working 52 hours a week. There are many opinions that it is still difficult, and the government has put out security measures, and the labor force has strongly opposed the exception. Yoo Deok-gi reporter reports.