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South Korea U-turns on 69-hour working week after youth backlash

South Korea’s government has been forced to rethink a planned rise in working hours after a backlash from younger people who said the move would destroy their work-life balance and put their health at risk.

The South Korean government had intended to raise the maximum weekly working time to 69 hours. Photograph: Chris Jung/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock

Door: Justin McCurry, 15-03-2023 Afbeelding: Chris Jung/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock

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