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  1. Three firms follow N. Korea's wage hike in KaesongRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    Three South Korean firms have paid more wages for North Korean workers in the Kaesong Industrial Complex as Pyongyang demanded, a government source here said Monday. Their move runs counter to the South Korean government's firm stance not to accept the communist neighbor's unilateral decision to raise wages for its 53,000 workers in the North's border town.

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  2. N. Korea extends deadline for March payments for Kaesong workersRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Arirang TV

    The good news for South Korean business owners is that the deadline for paying the North Korean workers has been extended to the end of this week. The wages were originally due on April 20th, but Pyongyang took into consideration the number of non-working days leading up to that date.

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  3. S.Korea, DPRK still in deadlock on wage hike for economic zoneRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is still in deadlock on the issue for wage hike of DPRK workers in the joint industrial complex in the DPRK's border town of Kaesong. Unification Ministry spokesman Lim Byeong-cheol told a press briefing on Monday that there is no change in the government's stance that South Korean companies running factories in Kaesong should pay monthly wages at the current level, reiterating that the DPRK made a unilateral decision to raise wages in violation of the inter-Korean agreement.

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  4. Seoul bizmen to visit joint industrial park amid wage rowRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    A group of South Korean businessmen was to visit a joint industrial complex in North Korea Monday amid the ongoing row over the North's unilateral bid to hike wages for North Korean workers there. The North unilaterally decided to raise the minimum wage by 5.18 percent to $74 per month starting in March for North Korean workers hired by the 124 South Korean small- and medium-sized firms at the Kaesong Industrial Complex in the North's border city of the same name.

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  5. Railway Park to Be Built Near DMZRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chosun Ilbo

    A park will be built at Dorasan Station, the northernmost stop on a railway that used to link North and South Korea until the 1950-53 Korean War. The station sits in the civilian control area near the demilitarized zone in Paju, Gyeonggi Province.

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  6. Kaesong business owners caught between two KoreasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Arirang TV

    South Korea's Kaesong business owners are stuck in a dilemma. On the one hand, they're facing the prospect of having to pay a late fee if they don't comply with the North's demand for a wage hike, but on the other hand, they face the possibility of punitive measures from the South if they do.

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  7. Wage talks between 2 Koreas fails againRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Korea Herald

    Inter-Korean talks to resolve an ongoing row over wage hikes for North Korean workers at a joint industrial park in the North ended in vain, with only one day remaining until the deadline, the Seoul government said Sunday. " quasi-governmental committee and its North Korean counterpart had a meeting on the minimum wage issue, as the North side accepted our proposal on Saturday," said the Ministry of Unification which handles North Korean affairs in the Seoul government.

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  8. Seoul Official Expresses Hope for Improved Inter-Korean TiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Voice of America

    War veterans and members of conservative groups hold their national flags during a rally to call for unity between two Koreas in Seoul, South Korea, March 1, 2015. South Korea's point man on North Korea said Friday that he expected to see progress in inter-Korean relations soon.

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  9. Peninsula Inside2015-04-17Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Arirang TV

    Inter-Korean economic cooperation is expected to lay the groundwork for unification by bridging the economic gap between the two Koreas. Despite substantial results including the successful Kaesong complex project and the participation of South Korean companies in the Najin-Hasan project, further economic exchanges are yet to take place amid chilled relations on the peninsula.

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  10. Koreas at Odds Over Kaesong Wage Payment FeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Voice of America

    North Korean workers assemble jackets at a factory of a South Korean-owned company at the jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex in Kaesong, North Korea, Dec. 19, 2013. The government in Seoul says North Korea is set to charge South Korean firms a controversial late fee for not paying workers at the Kaesong Industrial Complex a disputed wage increase.

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  11. S. Korea rebuffs N. Korea's bid for arrears chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Korea Herald

    South Korea warned Wednesday against North Korea's move to collect an arrears charge from South Korean firms at a joint industrial park in the North amid an ongoing row over wage hikes. The two Koreas have been in dispute since the North unilaterally decided in February to raise the wage level by 5.18 percent to US$74 per month starting in March for about 53,000 North Korean workers hired by South Korean firms at the Kaesong Industrial Complex in the North's border city of the same name.

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  12. N. Korea to unilaterally initiate late wage fee for Kaesong workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Arirang TV

    North Korea has stated that it will impose late fees on salaries payable to its workers at the inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex if the South Korean government doesn't agree to its unilateral five percent wage hike by early next week. It says the fee has been set at zero.five percent daily -- or 15 percent per month -- after the deadline passes.

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  13. S. Korea awaits N. Korea's nod for 3-way...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Korea Herald

    A group of South Korean firms is seeking North Korea's approval for another shipment of Russian coal through North Korea in late April, a source said Tuesday. It would be the second of its kind involving the two Koreas and Russia.

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  14. Seoul firms to run 2nd N.K.-Russia logistics projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | Korea Herald

    A consortium of Seoul firms is expected to run another pilot operation of a key logistics project involving South and North Korea and Russia in late April, a government official said Sunday. The so-called Rajin-Khasan logistics project is the symbol of trilateral cooperation between the two Koreas and Russia at a time when inter-Korean relations remain stagnant.

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  15. VIDEO: Deadline day for Korea wage disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Newsday

    It's the deadline day for North and South Korea to settle a row over wages in the Kaesong joint industrial zone. More than 50,000 North Korean citizens work in the North Korean town, but for South Korean companies.

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  16. Unification ministry slams Pyongyang for unilateral wage hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Arirang TV

    South Korea has reiterated that North Korea needs to engage in dialogue to resolve the issue of a unilateral wage increase by North Korea at an inter-Korean industrial complex in Kaesong. The Unification Ministry said Thursday the North needs to realize the severity of the move, which violates a previous agreement to set wages together, adding the move is putting pressure on South Korean firms.

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  17. ROK, DPRK reconfirm differences in wage hike for economic zoneRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Xinhuanet

    South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea reconfirmed their different positions on wage hike for DPRK workers in the Kaesong industrial zone during Tuesday contact, Seoul's unification ministry said on Wednesday. Unification Ministry spokesman Lim Byeong-cheol told a press briefing that the first inter-Korean contact over the wage increase issue was held in Kaesong between South Korea's management committee for the factory park and the DPRK's General Bureau for Guidance to Central Special Economic Zone Development.

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  18. Koreas hold first meeting over wage disp...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Korea Herald

    South and North Korea opened a meeting over wages for North Korean workers at the joint industrial park in Kaesong, but failed to narrow differences, a South Korean government official said Wednesday. The North unilaterally decided to raise wages by 5.18 percent to $74 per month starting in March for about 53,000 North Korean workers hired by South Korea's small-and medium-sized firms at the Kaesong Industrial Complex in the North's border city of the same name.

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  19. Korean Groups Meet Over Wage DisputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Voice of America

    North Korean employees, shown in December 2013, sew in a South Korean-owned company at the Kaesong industrial park just north of the Demilitarized Zone. South Korean businessmen say North Korea is willing to settle a dispute over wage increases for North Korean workers at the jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex just north of the Demilitarized Zone.

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  20. S. Korea businessmen demand settlement of Kaesong wage rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | The Peninsula

    Seoul--South Korean factory owners called Tuesday for the early settlement of a damaging wage dispute in the Kaesong joint industrial zone and North Korea gave a positive response, a businessman said The North announced last month that it would unilaterally raise the wages of more than 50,000 North Korean workers employed by 125 South Korean firms operating in Kaesong, just north of the border between the two countries South Korea demurred, insisting that under a previous agreement employment conditions in the zone could only be adjusted with the agreement of both sides A group of 17 South Korean businessmen visited Kaesong Tuesday for talks with North Korean officials, led by Chung Ki-Sup who heads the council of South Korean companies operating in the zone On his return Chung said the North's officials responded positively when his delegation called for an early resolution of the wage ... (more)

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