The gap in incomes between temporary workers and regular workers in South Korea is wider than ever now in the pandemic.
According to Statistics Korea, between June and August this year, temporary workers made a monthly average of one.seven million won, or about 15-hundred U.S. dollars, while regular workers made around three.two million won, or about 28-hundred dollars almost double.
This is the biggest gap since the figure was first compiled in 2004.
Temporary workers put in around thirty hours a week, while for regular workers it was about 40.
Because of the pandemic, the industry that shed the most temporary workers was food and accomodation.