Two Koreas discuss Kaesong wage row– North and South Korea opened dialogue to resolve wage row at Kaesong industrial.
The two countries, North and South Korea decided to talked on the issue of Kaesong wage row operated in North, Thursday.
Any changes from wage at Kaesong must be agreed upon both parties, Two Koreas , Seoul had insisted.
According to Hong , “As the two Koreas had previously agreed to develop the complex into one equipped with global competitiveness, the wage issue should be also resolved through an agreement”, he said in a forum hosted by the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation.
Last week, North Korea accepted to reopen the joint committee. Responsible of running the industrial park, to talk wage issue at Kaesong joint industrial zone.
Time comes when tension between two Koreas arose, southern access to the Industrial Park has been restricted.
In the year 2013, during Korean crisis, North Korea blocked access to the region to all South Korean citizens.
Thousands of workers were removed by North Korean government from Kaesong industrial park, ended up closing all activities for five months.
However, both countries agreed to reopen the industrial park on August 15, 2013.
As Jeong Joon-hee, ministry spokesman, expressed hope that the talks could pave the way for the smooth operation of the industrial park.
“We hope the two sides can resolve pending issues so that the talks can lay the foundation for developing the complex into one that’s globally competitive,” he added.
Industrial park allows North Korean companies employ cheap labour with skills, fluent in Korean and educated, in contrary providing North with important source of foreign currency.
Year 2012 wages were estimated about one-fifth of the South Korean minimum wage, and about a quarter of typical Chinese wages.
Joint committee for the reopening, discuss Kaesong wage row, expected to resolve issues of compensation.