Health workers shortages
Will training more doctors be enough to strengthen South Korea’s healthcare?

The recent strike by South Korean trainee doctors against the expansion of medical school quotas has highlighted the structural issues in the country’s health system

Korean health workers strike Korean Health and Medical Workers’ Union achieves breakthrough with general strike

Korean health workers held a two-day general strike in order to bring the government to the negotiating table, asking for safe staffing and fair remuneration. The strike, the largest in the health sector since 2004, saw the participation of 60,000 members

Korean health workers strike Health workers in South Korea prepare for nationwide strike

The Korean Health and Medical Workers’ Union is preparing to launch a nationwide strike from July 13 as government continues to ignore grievances concerning staffing and pay. The unions expects approximately 45,000 health workers in 145 workplaces to join the strike