High-ranking party and government consultations, discussing the promotion of three major government reforms
Promptly prepare labor reform legislation for the reorganization of the 52 hour working week
Reaffirm the keynote for establishing a culture of the rule of law between labor and management
Han Deok-soo “Government demands trade union transparency”
與 “The no promotion yellow envelope law must be stopped”
Integrating doubts, promotion after forming a social consensus
(Seoul = News 1) Reporter Park Se-yeon = Prime Minister Han Deok-soo and Chairman of the People’s Power Emergency Response Committee Jeong Jin-seok take a memorial photo with the attendees before the high-ranking party and meeting of the government held at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 18th. As Deputy Prime Minister of the Economy and Minister of Strategy and Finance Choo Kyung-ho arrived late, the attendees waved their hands. (Joint report) 2022.12.18/News 1″ style=”padding: 0px; margin: 0px”>
On the 18th, the power of the people, the government, and the Office of the President decided to draw up a legislative proposal relating to labor reform quickly with the aim of reorganizing the working hours system, which is variously reorganizing the ’52 hour week system’ on a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, and annual basis. It was also decided to speed up educational reforms, such as ‘integration clauses’ which integrate nursery schools and day care centres, and the abolition of the basic university eligibility diagnosis used as a standard for government financial support to universities. However, as most of the reform tasks are legislative matters in the National Assembly, it is difficult to achieve results without the cooperation of the opposition.
The party and the government held a high-level party-government council at the Prime Minister’s official residence in the afternoon of the same day and discussed plans to promote the three major reforms of the Yoon Seok-yeol administration. People Power Emergency Response Committee Chairman Jin-seok Jeong, Floor Representative Ho-young Joo, Chief of Staff Kim Dae-gi and Chief of State Planning Lee Kwan-seop, Prime Minister Han Deok-soo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance There Chu Kyung-ho, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Lee Joo-ho, and Employment and Labor Minister Lee Jung-sik present.
Based on the labor reform recommendation proposed by the Future Labor Market Research Association on the 12th, the government and the ruling party decided to draw up a legislative bill to improve the wage and working hours system as soon as possible. In addition, it was decided to start social discussions immediately on tasks to improve the dual structure of the labor market, such as the application of the Labor Standards Act for less than five workers and the dispatch system.
He also reaffirmed the stance of ‘establishing a culture of the rule of law between labor and management’ which the government had adhered to during the cargo union strike. In a closed door discussion, Prime Minister Han said, “We need to properly shine the sunlight on the union’s activities so that the people can know about it.” Regarding the “Yellow Envelope Act” (revision of the Trade Union Act, etc.) promoted by the opposition, Chairman Chung reiterated the position of the party and the government, saying, “Unlawful Strike Encouragement Act and Safe Strike Act” and “must be stopped.”
The ruling party and the government also decided to promote the integration of reservations, which integrate day care centers responsible for child care and kindergartens responsible for early childhood education, through adequate consultations between ministries, experts and relevant stakeholders as stakeholders have mixed views. ‘Ysgol Elfennol Neulbom’ will be promoted step by step with the aim of introducing it in 2025. In the lower grades of elementary school, there will be supplementary basic academic skills and arts and sports skills, and in the higher grades, classes coding through private participation are expanded.
From 2025, government support for universities will use the results of diagnosis and certification conducted by the Korea Institute for the Promotion of Private Schools and the Korea University Education Council. The Ministry of Education intends to complete the reorganization plan early next year by gathering opinions from the university field.
Reporter Son Ji-eun
Reporter Choi Hyun-wook