|Employment and Labor Minister Lee Jae-kap, left, poses with Sunfull Foundation Chairman Min Byoung-chul after signing a memorandum of understanding at the Seoul Regional Employment and Labor administration, Thursday. Courtesy of Sunfull Foundation|
By Lee Hyo-jin
The Sunfull Movement, an anti-cyberbullying foundation, will join hands with the Ministry of Employment and Labor to promote a cooperative labor-management culture.
The two signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Thursday.
The ceremony took place at the Seoul Regional Employment and Labor Office, between Employment Minister Lee Jae-kap and Sunfull Foundation Chairman Min Byoung-chul.
Under the memorandum, the two parties will implement a joint project to spread a "sunfull" (referring to positive comments) workplace culture. By driving positive and cohesive energy, it aims to eradicate workplace bullying and build win-win labor-management relations.
They have also agreed to cooperate on other projects to prevent cyberbullying in line with Sunfull's Internet Peace Movement effort and to develop education programs on online ethics.
"If the Sunfull Movement is spread widely throughout society, we will be able to drastically reduce social costs spent in resolving various workplace conflicts," Minister Lee said.
Chairman Min, along with 20 participants of the ceremony, announced participation in a donation campaign to support people who are suffering from long-term unemployment. The campaign aims aid those who have lost their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"Many people are going through economic hardships due to the coronavirus crisis and the number of jobless people is increasing drastically. But I believe we will be able to overcome the national crisis through the collective power that we demonstrated during the IMF crisis in the 1990s and Taean oil spill in 2007," Min said.
The donation campaign is open to everyone who would like to support the unemployed and microbusiness owners. Participants can visit total.kcomwel.or.kr/C19Donation.do to donate, and nominate two more people to participate.
They can also visit c19donation.sunfull.or.kr to leave 'sunfull' comments to support microbusiness owners through the Korea Workers' Compensation & Welfare Service.