Mandatory ‘Agenda for Gender Equality Bargaining’ between labor and management
“Eradication of feminist online violence”
Support for the IT industry and expansion of women’s votes
Presidential candidate Shim Sang-jung of the Justice Party announced on the 6th that “Korea’s gender wage gap ranks first in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),” and that “we will enact a law to resolve the gender wage gap.” Regarding the recent case of BJ, a woman who made an extreme choice, he said, “We must not neglect online violence that leads to death with the stigma of ‘femmy (nist)’.”
Candidate Shim met with women developers and designers in their 20s and 30s working in the information technology (IT) industry at the civic group ‘Political Power Plant’ in Mapo, Seoul on the same day and said, “Enacting the Gender Wage Gap Relief Act to strengthen the government’s responsibility for gender-equal wage disclosure and follow-up measures. I will,” he said.
Candidate Shim said, “We will introduce a ‘mandatory agenda for gender equality negotiations’ during collective bargaining between labor and management.” The goal is to ensure equal employment and to prepare measures to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination through labor-management negotiations. In addition, he said, “We will make it possible to use a convertible part-time job where a person can return to a full-time job after working part-time for childcare or childcare, and parental leave centered on a combined six months for married couples for two years.”
Previously, Candidate Shim said about the case of ‘BJ Jammi’ (real name Jo Jang-mi), who recently made an extreme choice at the inauguration ceremony of the ‘2030 Women’s Supporters Association’ held at the National Assembly, “I will increase the online violence that causes my fellow citizens to be branded ‘Femi’ to death.” It must not be left unattended.” BJ Jammee has been complaining of psychological pain after being criticized by male netizens for making a male-hating gesture during an online broadcast. “I will create a presidential election where all those who discriminate against women and wield violence can apologize and reflect,” Shim said.
Candidate Shim received less than 5% of the approval rating in the opinion polls, but is gaining double-digit approval ratings among women in their 20s and 30s. The meeting with female developers in the IT industry is also interpreted as a strategy to attract female IT industry votes, who have a strong tendency to support Ahn Cheol-soo of the People’s Party. “The presence of Candidate Shim is strengthening among women of all ages,” said an official from the Justice Party’s predecessor headquarters.