SBS has obtained a draft of the'Platform Worker Protection and Support Act' being promoted by the government.
The bill contained the obligations and responsibilities of platform companies.
According to the legislation, platform companies are required to provide key information related to their work to platform workers, such as assignments and fees, fees, and evaluation methods for workers.
When platform practitioners object to these key items, platform companies are obligated to negotiate.
In order to prevent the company from unilaterally determining or changing the treatment of platform workers, we have been notified 15 days in advance of contract change and 30 days in advance of contract termination.
Compulsory regulations were also established to ensure effectiveness.
If the contract is not written in writing or notified in advance before the contract is terminated, a penalty of 5 million won will be imposed on the platform company if the employee does not provide information on the fact of work or discriminated treatment.
Platform workers can report violations of the law to the Ministry of Employment and Labor, and the Ministry of Employment and Labor can provide administrative guidance or corrective actions to platform companies.
The government plans to introduce a bill with this content to the National Assembly within next month.
Platform workers, such as the KCTU and Rider Union, voiced opposition to the bill.
This is due to concerns that local-based platform workers, such as delivery drivers and deputy drivers, who should be recognized as workers under the current law, will be pushed out of third-party status rather than workers.
There are criticisms that it is not effective because there is no mandatory provision for the company to comply with the provisions of the legislation that it is possible to establish a worker organization.
Unlike the union, which has the authority to conclude collective agreements on working conditions through collective bargaining, the workers' organizations stipulated in the legislation have no authority or coercion.
The number of domestic platform workers is estimated to be 220,000.
Among them, only 23% of'web-based's have expertise in design, marketing, and IT-related industries, and 77% of'regional-based's such as delivery drivers, deputy articles, and housekeepers.
Local-based platform workers are recognized as workers in major developed countries.
Following the California Supreme Court in the United States and the Federal Labor Court in Germany, last week, the British Supreme Court ruled that workers on local-based platforms such as Uber Knights should be recognized as workers.
The labor community pointed out that the government's legislation, which does not include platform workers as workers under the labor law, creates a new type of territory and creates a minimum amount of protection, contrary to the trend of other developed countries.