Post office worker “No more calling ‘Mrs.'”

▲ Reporter Shin Hoon

Postal officials, who are civil servants performing mail sorting, demanded the legalization of status and improved treatment.

On the morning of the 17th, the Democratic Postal Headquarters of the Public Transport Union held a press conference in front of the Gwanghwamun Post Office in Jongno-gu, Seoul and said, “About 5,000 postal workers working at post offices, post offices and postal distribution centers across the country are suffering from unclear status and unequal benefits.” claimed.

Article 4 of the Management Regulations for Public Officials and Temporary Employees of the Postal Service Headquarters stipulates that postal officials are ‘workers hired by the Postal Service Headquarters and its affiliated organizations to perform simple and auxiliary duties’. Vice-Chairman Lee Jung-won of the headquarters said, “Postal officers are in charge of tasks that are essentially indistinguishable from those of postal officials who are postal officials. pointed out

The headquarters is of the opinion that the phrase ‘simple and auxiliary duties’ in the management regulations should be amended to ‘classified duties’ and the name of ‘postal service staff’ should be changed to ‘public service postal staff’ prior to enactment of the law on public service. Kim Jin-suk, head of the Seoul Regional Headquarters, said, “I have been working at the post office for 22 years, but I am still called ‘Mrs. did.

Ahead of the explanation day, there are many voices calling for an end to discrimination in pay that is not related to the job. On this Lunar New Year, postal officials receive 60% of their basic salary as holiday bonuses, but postal officials receive only 400,000 won. The headquarters explained that the difference between the holiday bonuses is 2.5 to 5 times.

Starting this week, the headquarters will start a signature campaign for postal workers and the public to legislate public officials. It is also planning to file a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea to resolve discrimination against postal officials.

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