Gyeonggi Province and the Construction and Transportation Committee of the Provincial Assembly Inspects the “Electronic Card System for Construction Workers” at the field
Createdd 2020-08-12 Hit 20
○ Gyeonggi Province and the Construction and Transportation Committee carries out on-site inspection of the operation of the “electronic card system for construction workers” on the 11th.
– Operates the electronic card system and verifies safety control status at the site of the “construction of the new Gyeonggi Provincial Government office” in Gwanggyo
○ Requested active cooperation in the operation of various systems to improve working conditions and improve welfare for construction workers
Gyeonggi Province and the Construction and Transportation Committee of the Gyeonggido Assembly conducted an on-site inspection of the electronic card system for construction workers at the “construction site of the new Gyeonggi Provincial Government office” in Gwanggyo, Suwon, on the Aug 11.
About 10 officials—including Kim Myung-won, chairman of the Construction and Transportation Committee of the provincial assembly, and Park Il-ha, director of the Construction Bureau—participated in the inspection and listened to various opinions after being reported on the operation status of the electronic card system, the method of processing subcontracting prices, and safety control at construction sites.
The “electronic card system for construction workers” has been run by Gyeonggi Province since August last year to prevent employment of illegal migrant workers at low wages, secure legitimate retirement deductions, and curb irregularities in the construction industry, such as wage cuts and delayed payment of wages.
The Construction and Transportation Committee of the provincial assembly also fully agreed with the purpose of the electronic card system for construction workers, and Kim Myung-won, chairman of the committee, proposed a revision to the “Ordinance on the Prevention of Delayed Payment of Wages and Protection of Subcontractors for Government Contracts in Gyeonggi Province” in November last year as a chief author and enforced the ordinance from this January to help the system be implemented smoothly.
Based on this, it was introduced on a trial basis at four major business establishments in the province last year, and since this year, it has been expanded to apply to all business establishments worth more than 5 billion won and with the term of construction duration of 2 years or longer, thereby currently in operation at a total of 21 business establishments.
In particular, as the “Act on the Employment Improvement. Etc. of Construction Workers,” which mandated the electronic card system, will come into effect nationwide from November 27 this year, the government plans to expand the application to cover a total of 30 business establishments by the end of the year, and provide education to cities and counties and construction sites to promote stable settlement of the system.
“It was to inspect how the electronic card system, which has been introduced to prevent issues such as wage exploitation of construction workers, is being operated at construction sites since the implementation of the reasonable wage system,” and “The provincial assembly will provide full support for this system to be applicable to all construction sites and reduce irregularities at the construction industry,” said Chairman Kim Myung-won.
Lee Jae-young, Director of the Construction Policy Division, said, “We will continue to formulate policies for the protection of construction workers and the safety of construction sites and strive to ensure that construction workers enjoy the benefits through careful inspection of its operation,” adding, “We ask that construction sites also actively cooperate and participate in the provincial administration.”
In order to realize fair construction labor sites and prevent delayed payment of subcontracting prices and wages during the seventh popularly elected administration, the provincial government introduced the “payment confirmation system” in 2018 and applied the “reasonable wage system” that pays wages above the market price of labor to all construction contracts since last year.
In addition, the government continues to promote the measures to protect construction workers and improve their labor environment by means such as operating the “citizens’ supervision group” to prevent disasters and accidents at construction sites.