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Native English teachers sign first collective deal

June 25, 2010

A group of unionized native English teachers and their employer at a private language institute in Yeonsoo, Incheon, recently reached a collective bargaining agreement, the first of its kind here.

The absence of universal terms on key issues, including disciplinary action, vacation, recess time and behavior in the classroom, have been key factors behind disputes between Korean employers and English teachers at “hagwon.”

The collective agreement may be used as a guideline for other English teachers and hagwon owners.

Click Here for the Full Story (Source: The Korean Times)

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