Hanjin Transportation and Lotte Global Logistics raised parcel delivery fees by up to 2,000 won ($1.80) for retail clients last month.
CJ Logistics, the country’s largest logistics firm, is raising prices by double digits in line with moves by its competitors.
Unionized workers of Hanjin Transportation protest at the company headquarters in central Seoul on Thursday claiming the company has unfairly fired union members.
Participants at a press conference for the general strike of the Taekbae Union, which represents delivery workers, chant their slogans in front of Hanjin Transportation headquarters in Jung District, central Seoul, on Wednesday.
A flurry of delivery-worker deaths reported earlier this year generated a great deal of interest and resulted in a rare consensus,
On Oct. 12, a 36-year-old Hanjin Transportation delivery worker was found dead in his home. This came four days after a CJ Logistics delivery worker died after experiencing respiratory difficulty while he was working in a distribution center.