South Korea labour law cuts working week to 52 hours

South Koreans work longer hours than people in most other developed countries.


    A controversial new law in South Korea will limit the working week from a maximum of 68 to 52 hours.

    The government says it will help work-life balance, but some businesses say it will make them less competitive.


    Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul.


    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.