Sang-Jeong Shim, created the Ministry of Labor and Welfare and promoted to Deputy Prime Minister

▲ Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung announces six major promises in the field of culture and art at the Court in Insa-dong, a cultural complex in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 20th.

Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung announced on the 20th that “a basic income of 1 million won per year will be paid to cultural artists.” It is the first time that the detailed basic income policy has been discussed since the election of the presidential candidate. It is noteworthy whether the basic income will be applied to other occupations and classes as the national basic income, which was once Lee’s representative promise, but was pushed down as a sub-priority, reappears in a phased application method.

Implementation of basic income of 1 million won within the term of office
Narrowing the blind spots in the artist employment insurance

Candidate Lee held a press conference at the Court in Insa-dong, a cultural complex in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the morning of the same day and announced the six major pledges in the field of culture and art, including basic income. Specifically, he promised to provide 1 million won in basic income to cultural and artistic artists, expand the supply of public rental housing, and strengthen the social security system to guarantee the labor rights of all cultural and artistic artists.

He expressed his will to implement the basic income within his term of office. Candidate Lee said, “It is impossible this year, and preparation for next year is necessary. It will be implemented within the term of office.” Regarding the expansion of employment insurance for artists, he said, “Since not all artists are eligible for employment insurance and industrial accident insurance, we will expand the scope of coverage,” he said. Artist employment insurance can be subscribed to if you are not a worker, sign a contract for cultural and artistic services, provide labor yourself, and earn 500,000 won or more per month on average. However, those who receive money through account transfer without signing a contract or whose income is only between 200,000 and 300,000 won cannot join.

In addition to this, △Expansion of the cultural budget by 2.5% against the national finances △Securing the people’s basic cultural rights and operating the nation’s creative platform △Creating cultural villages in 3,501 Eup, Myeon, and Dong nationally △ ‘10,000 hours support project to help the growth of young cultural artists ‘ It promised to invest more than 50 trillion won and create 500,000 jobs in the cultural contents industry over five years by operation and national employment of young village artists.

Sang-Jeong Shim, Ministry of Labor and Welfare, Ministry of National Health established

Yoon Seok-yeol, the presidential candidate for the People’s Power, announced a pledge to support child rearing, with the goal of realizing a system of national responsibility for childcare and early childhood education. Candidate Yoon held a press conference at the People’s Strength Agency in Yeouido, Seoul on the morning of the same day and promised that the state would provide support if they wanted breakfast and dinner, which were paid at their own expense. It announced that it would add childcare teachers to take care of infants aged 0-2, and integrate kindergartens and childcare facilities, which are institutions that take care of children aged 3-5 years, in stages. It was announced that the support for the Nuri Course, which is commonly provided to families taking care of infants, would be adjusted from 350,000 won to 400,000 won.

Justice Party presidential candidate Shim Sang-jung and People’s Party presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo attended the “next government-run presidential candidate speaks” in the morning and afternoon respectively at the Korea Press Center in Jung-gu, Seoul, and announced the plans for the next government.

Candidate Sang-Jeong Shim announced that he would become a government that spends budgets for welfare, a government that disperses the president’s powers, and a government that puts the parliament at the center of democracy, with the core of it strengthening the powers of the parliament and labor and welfare ministries. Specifically, △the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Ministry of Employment and Labor were reorganized into the Ministry of National Health and the Ministry of Labor and Welfare; In addition, he promised △ abolition of the Blue House senior system, abolition of the right to submit bills to the executive branch, transfer of the right to set up a budget and the Board of Audit and Inspection, and introduction of a major constituency system.

Ahn Cheol-soo, the presidential candidate of the People’s Party, promised to reduce the size of the Blue House’s secretariat by half, guarantee a responsible prime minister and responsible minister, restructure government and public institutions, and promote responsible politics by voting for re-confidence in the middle of his term.

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