Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Korean shipyards summer vacation

South Korea's shipbuilding and heavy industry will have a long summer vacation, when hot weather reduces productivity.  

Most of those who work in Hyundai Heavy Industries go on a vacation until August 5th. Officially it is 10-day leave, however, thanks to weekends included, they can have 16 long days of vacation.

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) begins vacation from August 1st to 12th.

DSME has executed two-week summer vacation since 2007, for the first time. In 2009 and 2010, it was shortened to one week in effect of global financial crisis. Luckily, this year, in three years, DSME begins two-week vacation, official five days + five days of weekends and anniversary of DSME founding day. KRW 500,000 ($475) of vacation bonus is provided.

Samsung Heavy Industries and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding takes one week of vacation from August 1 - 5.

Long summer vacation is to improve efficiency by refreshing oneself.

Published : July 25, 2011

Source: Asiasis


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