<Anchor> The

courier union has decided to stop sorting parcels from the 21st.

Since we even sorted before shipping, the working hours were long enough to cause 7 people to overwork.

The Chuseok holiday is approaching, and parcel delivery is expected to be disrupted. 

This is Park Ha-jung.

<Reporter> As

a result of voting for members, etc. from the 14th to yesterday (16th) from the 14th to yesterday (16th), the National Courier Association decided to stop sorting before delivery from the 21st.

According to the union, more than 95% of the votes agreed to stop the sorting process.

The union said that seven courier workers were overworked this year alone, and stressed that the reason was due to the unpaid sorting work.

From early morning to afternoon, drivers sort the parcel items at the distribution center and then deliver them, so they have no choice but to work until late at night.

[Gyu-hyuk Kang/Courier worker co-representative of the Overworked Deaths Countermeasure Committee (last 14 days): (morning) I go to work at 7:00 and 8:00 and are put into sorting work for 3, 4, 5, 6 hours.

(As for the Chuseok holiday), the first is the desperate appeal for a slight reduction in the 70-hour working time.] In

particular, the delivery volume is expected to increase by more than 30% from last year on this Chuseok holiday.

The union said that the management should add additional manpower even temporarily before the holiday season, and announced at a press conference today that it will announce the suspension of the classification process and reveal specific requests.

The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs also requested the courier industry on the 10th to recruit personnel for delivery and sorting, but no clear measures have been made yet.