INSIGHT: NORTHEAST ASIA - Relentless heat brings health risks, economic unease to
9 August 2023
AUGUST 9, 2023 INSIGHT: NORTHEAST ASIA Relentless heat brings health risks, economic unease to South Korea and Japan THE TAKEAWAY company’s management claims to support adequate rest for workers and the use of cooling apparatuses in According to the World Meteorological Organization, warehouses, the labour union highlighted Coupang’s July 2023 was the world’s hottest month on record, supposed fail. [...] This trend underscores the The unique working conditions of this growing labour acute vulnerability of workers in certain industries and segment underscore a critical policy gap. [...] For include enhanced facilities to escape the debilitating many of these low‑income workers, the fear of economic heat and guaranteed respite rights, or the right to insecurity from joblessness outweighs the fear of illness, take breaks during extreme conditions. [...] The party’s commitment to pass these current business model incentivizes labourers to work amendments by the end of August underscores a more during heat waves because of weather‑based growing recognition of heat wave hazards. [...] In livestock farming, a The safety gear worn by many workers can also trap labour‑intensive sector, the scorching heat has not body heat, exacerbating the effects of the sweltering only led to a surge in animal mortality rates but also temperatures.