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Kangwon Land puts employees on mandatory leave

Staff will remain on mandatory leave at least until the end of the month.
Staff will remain on mandatory leave at least until the end of the month.

Almost 2,000 Kangwon Land workers are on unpaid leave and will receive reduced pay until at least the end of the month.

South Korea.- Close to 2,000 staff at Kangwon Land have been on mandatory leave since December 29.

The operator of the only casino in South Korea where locals are allowed to legally gamble has confirmed that employees were first put on unpaid leave and were now receiving reduced pay.

The 1,958 employees affected are now receiving 70 per cent of their monthly base salary as “urgent livelihood support”, the operator said.

Staff are expected to go back to work on January 31, although the period could be extended if measures against Covid-19 remain in place.

The lockdown of South Korean casinos has been extended several times.

Kangwon Land has been closed since December 8 when the South Korean government increased the level of alert in Busan and Seoul due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

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