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About Ok-Seop Shim

Ok-seop Shim is now the Chairperson of the Incheon (South Korea) Branch of the National House Managers Cooperative. She started her career as a domestic worker in 2009 and was elected to Chairperson of Incheon Branch in 2011. She has been re-elected four times since.

Articles by Ok-Seop Shim

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Let’s write a contract and call me house manager: experiences of a workers’ cooperative

Domestic labourer are not recognised as workers under South Korean law, but worker-led initiatives are transforming the face of how this work is perceived and managed.

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