<Anchor> The

minimum wage for next year was decided to be 8,720 won, up 130 won from this year. If you calculate your monthly salary, it will increase by about 27,000 won from this year to about 1.82 million won. The increase rate is 1.5%, the lowest ever. In the past, during the foreign exchange crisis and the global financial crisis, it rose even more. So, the labor industry reacted strongly, saying that the impression was too small, while the business community, who asked not to raise it but to go with the amount this year, is also disappointed. The minimum wage for next year, which all workers and workers are opposing, is set by the public interest commissioners recommended by the government. It turns out that it puts more weight on maintaining the current employment.

For more information, reporter Hwagang Yoon will deliver.

<Reporter> The

final wage of the minimum wage began with the absence of four members of the KCTU.

Labor and management disagreements were not narrowed, and today (14th), when the public interest committee members proposed a 1.5% increase plan, five Korean trade union officials also spurred the meeting.

[Kim Hyun-joong / Vice Chairman of the Korea Trade Union: During the IMF, there was no 1% increase in the minimum wage even during the global economic crisis.] The

public interest committee members made it clear that the priority was to maintain employment.

[Kwon Soon-Won/Ministry of Public Interest, Minimum Wage Committee: We judged that the effect of reducing job market jobs that could be caused when the minimum wage rises above expectations, and the negative impact on workers' livelihood is much greater.]

The lowest 1.5% increase in history is generally a freeze or a cut in view of expanding the minimum wage range.

As a result, the current government's promise of a minimum wage of 10,000 won has become virtually impossible to achieve within the term.

Corona had an unexpected variable, but the average rate of increase was similar to that of the previous government, making it a crown of arms.

The current government strongly promoted the rapid increase of the minimum wage from the beginning of power in order to resolve the polarization, but failed to fully consider the capacity of self-employed businesses and small businesses, causing the so-called conflict of small business owners and low-wage workers. The.

[Kim Seong-hee/Director of Industrial Labor Policy Research Institute: In the household sector, not only are there wage workers, but the proportion of self-employed people is quite high. It has already been drastically lowered last year, reflecting the lack of consideration on such aspects.] As

the opposition from the workforce is expected to intensify, the voice to improve the system on how to determine the minimum wage is expected to increase.

(Video coverage: Kim Min-cheol, Video editing: Park Jin-hoon)