|(Source: Ministry of Employment and Labor)|
The Ministry of Employment and Labor(MOEL) is gearing up for the second stage of public sector job regularization. MOEL finished a special survey study on the second stage target institutions which were invested or funded by local governments and the subsidiaries of public agencies and local public corporations and the ministry will announce the job regularization guideline around May. During the first stage of job regularization, unstandardized job conversion into permanent positions among the public institutions caused the backlash from the irregular workers. As concerns arose that the same problem faced in the first stage might be repeated, the labor circle demanded the improvements in the guideline.
The Labor Today learned on March 26 that MOEL had completed a survey of 691 institutions targeted for the second stage of public sector job regularization from November last year to January this year. The survey was conducted in the way that officials in charge of the job regularization directly entered data into the on-line system. Among 691 institutions, excluding 89 institutions with no recruitment and 2 institutions newly designated in January this year, 600 institutions were surveyed on their size of employment, occupations, working conditions and so forth.
MOEL highlighted the characteristics of the second stage public institutions having △ higher ratio of irregular jobs, △ small-sized institutions, △ operation resource dependency. The number of workers employed by 600 institutions was 49,839 in total and the institutions with less than 100 employees reached 79%(475 institutions). The rate of irregular workers against the total labor force in the survey was 32.1%(15.974 employees), which is higher than that of the first stage job regularization institutions(19.2%). Among the total irregular employees, 11,392 employees were directly recruited fixed-term contract workers(71.3%), and temporary agency or subcontractor workers were 4,582(28.7%). 41.8%(251 institutions) of the surveyed institutions showed the financial dependency on the parent agencies and corporations.
Before finalizing the guideline, MOEL is planned to go through the process of opinion collection in 'the Forum of Public Sector Job Regularization Policy Experts' where a group of 19 specialists such as professors, researchers, lawyers and labor attorneys are participating.
reported by Yun Ja-eun
translated by Kim Sung-jin
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