The polarization between large corporations and SMEs, and the polarization between regular and non-regular workers is referred to as'the dual structure of the labor market' in more academic terms.
There is a huge gap between the two, in that large corporations or regular employees receive a stable high salary, and small and medium-sized employees or non-regular employees have to withstand low salaries and instability, and accordingly, the labor market is structured dually.
One of the experts in labor issues who is continuing research on why this dual structure arises and how it can be solved is Professor Seung-guk Jeong (Department of Social Welfare, Chung-Ang Seunga University).
Professor Jeong has been advocating for the need to reform the dual structure of the labor market through his usual social media.
In particular, Professor Chung has argued for the establishment of a new wage system, seeing that one of the reasons for reinforcing the dual structure of the domestic labor market is the'year supply', which increases wages according to the number of years of service, such as a good salary.
Professor Jeong, who also joined Daewoo Group in the past and has experience in union activities for several years, sees the annual supply as a system that is completely contrary to the'equal wage principle for equal labor'.
Accordingly, it is known as a'small-sized' scholar who shouts out to the domestic unions, "Rather, say honestly that you want the annual supply system to continue."
Last Sunday, there was a person who asked Professor Jeong to meet.
After resigning on the 2nd, I am the former prosecutor general Yoon Seok-yeol, who has been in secret for more than 10 days after visiting the pre-voting hall with his father for the first public schedule.
According to Professor Jeong, former President Yoon said, "There are many similar parts to the direction he was thinking of," he said. He visited Professor Jeong and requested a'lecture'.
Professor Jeong said, "Last Saturday, when I was contacted by an unknown number and asked who he was, I was very surprised to say'I am Yoon Seok-yeol.'"
The next day, the meeting at a Korean restaurant in Gwanghwamun, Seoul lasted for 4 hours with meals.
Former President Yoon, who came out in relatively comfortable clothes, says he has prepared questions in the form of underlining questions with a highlighter pen in the 20-page report that Professor Jeong wrote earlier.
In particular, Prof. Jeong said that the part that Yoon was most interested in was the youth unemployment issue.
It is said that the dialogue proceeded in a manner in which Professor Jeong explained the causes of youth unemployment and suggested alternatives according to the question of former President Yun.
Prof. Jeong told Jeon Yun that he explained the problem of youth unemployment in Korea, which is complicated by the combination of the polarization of conglomerates and small and medium-sized companies and regular and non-regular workers.
“In Korea, the gap between large corporations and SMEs is particularly severe. Here is an important factor in youth unemployment and employment difficulties. Because of that gap, when young people get a job, they don't want to go to SMEs very well. Non-regular workers There is a more complex aspect of the youth unemployment problem in Korea, as the cause of the dual structure between regular and regular workers, as well as the dual structure between large companies and small and medium-sized enterprises, is combined."
He said, "(President Yoon) The youth unemployment and youth employment difficulties are the most important issues, and they put it together like this. He said, “The young people are struggling very hard to find a job. "Supply is very important," he said. "The effects of this problem on marriage and childbirth have also been emphasized several times by Yun."
As an extension of the line, conversations continued on how to expand social insurance for non-regular workers and what social insurance is needed.
"(Jeon Yoon) asked questions about social insurance and non-regular workers with a highlighter pen. One of the policies to ease the dual structure of the labor market is to make it easier for non-regular workers to become beneficiaries of the insurance system. I'm improving."
Furthermore, he said that he asked Professor Jeong about how to expand welfare benefits for the low-income class.
"(President Yoon) Expansion of welfare benefits for low-income households I also read this carefully. Since our country lacks support for low-income households, I charted these things into a table, He said what kind of system was needed for expansion, and (Jeon Yun) asked about that."
Professor Jeong said that former President Yoon also mentioned the ongoing investigation into LH.
“I briefly said that if I had been at the prosecutor's office, I would have solved a lot with dozens of prosecutors, far less than the number of police currently employed.”
Prof. Jeong said, "Because former President Yoon had the experience of investigating while working as a prosecutor, he seemed to be clearing his own perception of the pre-eminent labor issue."
It is said that, based on his investigative experience, Yun has expressed a sense of the problem that the dual structure between large companies and SMEs should be reformed.
"I talked about the unfair trade practices between this conglomerate and the small and medium-sized business that supplies parts while investigating a large conglomerate, and at the same time talking about a globalized conglomerate."
According to Professor Jeong, Mr. Yoon is expected to continue'studying' by meeting experts in various fields such as economy and society for the time being, starting with the labor field.
Until last summer, the prosecutor general, who repeatedly asked,'exclude himself from the polls for the support of the next presidential power', has actually started a full-fledged political move eight months later.
It seems that the topic of'youth unemployment' by choosing the labor sector first among various fields is also not irrelevant.
In a situation where the possibility of reorganization of opposition powers emerges along with discussions on the power of the people, the first opposition party, and the worthwhile party of the People's Party, it seems that there is no choice but to influence the next move of former President Yun in some way.