[OPE] Casualisation

From: Jurriaan Bendien <adsl675281@tiscali.nl>
Date: Thu Mar 12 2009 - 16:06:57 EDT


Labor Minister Lee Young-hee appealed to the National Assembly, Thursday, to double the mandatory hiring period for non-permanent workers to four years, saying that a bad job was better than no job. His plan drew fire from labor organizations, which claim the proposal will make Korea the land of temporary workers. Opponents claim it will lead to companies shunning the hiring of permanent workers. (...)
Currently 34 percent of salaried workers are temporary, but the ratio is feared to rise if the bill is revised, according to labor unions. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2009/03/117_41180.html


The government's Australian Bureau of Statistics said the unemployment rate was 5.2 per cent in February, up from 4.8 per cent the previous month. Total employment rose by 1,800 to 10.8 million, but full-time employment decreased by 53,800. Part-time employment was up 55,600. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/economy/news/article.cfm?c_id=34&objectid=10561346


MOSCOW, February 19 (RIA Novosti) - The total number of unemployed people in Russia grew to 6.1 million in January, up 5.2% on December, while only 1.7 million were officially registered as jobless, the state statistics body said on Thursday. (...) "State employment agencies have registered 1.7 million people, and 1.4 million of them are receiving unemployment benefits," Rosstat said. However, according to figures calculated to International Labor Organization (ILO) standards, 6.1 million people, or 8.1% of Russia's workforce, were jobless as of late January, Rosstat said. In December 2008, 5.8 million people, or 7.7% of "the economically active population," were unemployed, according to ILO standards. http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090219/120212210.html


Among the unemployed, the number of job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs increased by 716,000 to 7.7 million in February. This measure has grown by 3.8 million in the last 12 months. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

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