South Korea scraps 69-hour work week after youth revolt
Once the government in South Korea announced a 69-hour work week, there was a strong outcry from younger employees, which led to a stunning U-turn.
Younger workers said the change would ruin their work-life balance and jeopardise their health, and trade unions and employees voiced their opposition to the plan, which could have been implemented as early as July.
The conservative administration of South Korea had suggested increasing the work week from 52 hours to an absurd 69 hours.
Its proposal was in conflict with many other nations and was far longer than the typical 38-hour workweek in Australia.
Nevertheless, in South Korea, objections from Millennials and Generation Z led President Yoon Suk Yeo to ask government organisations to reevaluate the decision.
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