A 40-year-old manager of a logistics agency in Gimpo, Gyeonggi, committed suicide last week after claiming severe harassment by his deliverymen.
Four major logistics companies will employ 10,000 more workers starting next week ahead of the Chuseok holiday season.
CJ Logistics, the country’s largest logistics firm, is raising prices by double digits in line with moves by its competitors.
The grand bargain that was supposed to right the wrongs in the delivery business and avert a strike is now being questioned by a key constituency.
CJ Logistics in October said it will be hiring 4,000 people by March whose jobs will be exclusively sorting parcels to ease the burden on deliverymen.
Working conditions for deliverymen are set to improve, and a strike has been avoided, after an agreement was reached Thursday by a broad group of stakeholders which included the workers and the logistics companies.
A delivery worker from a company contracted to Lotte Global Logistics was found dead at home on Wednesday.