Conflict over labor law
|Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Park Yong-maan, right, and Rep. Hong Young-pyo of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea who currently chairs the National Assembly Environment and Labor Committee, are tight-lipped during a meeting at the National Assembly in Seoul, Thursday. Park said businesses agreed to accept the consensus of lawmakers on a gradual and flexible reduction of working hours from 68 to 52 hours, ahead of the minimum wage hike next year. While several hardliners are opposed to the move, Park urged lawmakers to pass the bill regarding the working hour reduction as soon as possible, during his sixth visit to the National Assembly this year. / Yonhap|
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