South Korea Reduces Work Week from 68 to 52 Hours

(From UPI)

South Korea has reduced working hours from 68 to 52 hours a week, in a move to improve labor productivity and the quality of life for its citizens.

Data from 2017 shows South Koreans work the second-longest hours among the 35 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) below-average wages.

The National Assembly Committee on Environment and Labor on Tuesday passed a revision to the Labor Standards Act shortly after a subcommittee agreed to cut 16 hours off a regular working week.

The bill includes Saturdays and Sundays within the scope of a working week, and plans to enforce the changes in phases depending on the scope of the company, News 1 reported.

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