Wednesday, April 27, 2011

DPRK's Popular Labor Policy-KCNA

DPRK's Popular Labor Policy

Pyongyang, April 26 (KCNA) -- Working people of the DPRK enjoy an independent and creative life without worries about job.

In the socialist country where the people are the masters of the state and society, all the citizens at the age of work have an equal right to work irrespective of race, sex and religious belief.

They have rights to choose an occupation and receive remuneration for what they did. They are also provided by the state with stable jobs and working conditions.

Their right to work is guaranteed by law in the country.

The labor law was promulgated in June Juche 35 (1946) to introduce an eight-hour working system in the country and the socialist labor law enacted in April 1978.

Seven or six hours working systems are also applied according to the working intensity and conditions.

Wage, reward and bonus are dependent on the quality and quantity of work done. Those engaged in cooperative economy are paid according to their working days.

Juvenile labor is not allowed in the DPRK.