Study reveals problems OFWs face in S. Korea

>> Monday, August 11, 2008

Long hours of work, poor working conditions, delayed or unpaid salaries, and misunderstanding due to language and cultural differences are the most common problems Filipinos working under the Employment Permit System are facing in South Korea, a study has revealed.

The study entitled, “Issues and Challenges under the Employment Permit System (EPS)" conducted by Joyce Ann O. Dela Cruz in 2007, aimed to describe issues and challenges confronting Filipino workers in South Korea.

“The findings in the study could be of help in assessing EPS for future policy review," Dela Cruz said in an interview with GMANews.TV on Friday.

Korea’s Employment Permit System (EPS) is a government-to-government hiring scheme intended to curb the problem over illegal recruitment. South Korea’s labor ministry has increased by 20 percent the job roster quota of the Philippines in 2007 to 12,000, from 10,000 in 2006.



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