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Is May 1st a holiday or not?

 
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:25 pm    Post subject: Is May 1st a holiday or not? Reply with quote

Can anyone answer that question with full authority? Is it yes or no?
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T-J



Joined: 10 Oct 2008
Location: Seoul EunpyungGu Yonshinnae

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


It's not a red day.


http://m.search.daum.net/search?nil_profile=btn&w=tot&q=+2013+공휴일

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I see your question comes from this discussion

http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=226651

It's not a red day. But it used to be and some schools will have off.
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Lucas



Joined: 11 Sep 2012

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES - it is a national hol for CONTRACT workers, so normal Korean FT teachers will have to work.

We in theory should not work, as 99.99999% of us are contract teachers.


BUT lots of schools will be doing sports day on this day.

I can see Principals being pissy that their waygookin' teacher doesn’t have to help put stuff up & also 'show the parents' the waygookin'!

All EPIK/GEPIK people should approach their city/regional coordinator.

Get them to get the local POE to send out 'official docs' to the schools saying the NET MUST be given this day off.

I'm going to come to school anyway, because like I said sports day - will be prob done by lunch.

And I’m getting days off that the school doesn’t HAVE TO GIVE ME OFF!

give and take! Razz

Hagwon workers – ha ha, good look, every man/woman for themselves!

Bless the government for doing this - It's like having a 'color off day'

Whites come to work, others take a rest - all it does is breed resentment!
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schwa



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: sokcho

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

re: epik. I got clarification from the supervisor at the POE (Gangwondo).

Public schools are open May 1. As of the new spring 2013 contract for epik teachers, May 1st is stipulated as a day off. This will not apply to epik teachers working under earlier contracts. Individual schools may require affected teachers to work, but will pay them overtime for that day. School accountants have been informed about this.

Banks will be closed that day. I dont know about govt offices.
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Lucas



Joined: 11 Sep 2012

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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re: epik. I got clarification from the supervisor at the POE (Gangwondo).

Public schools are open May 1. As of the new spring 2013 contract for epik teachers, May 1st is stipulated as a day off. This will not apply to epik teachers working under earlier contracts. Individual schools may require affected teachers to work, but will pay them overtime for that day. School accountants have been informed about this.


So there you go - gangwon ppl, you've now got a concrete answer!

It will be interesting to see if GEPIK does the same - given their logic with old vs new contracts with regards to hols and pay in the past! Cool
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucas wrote:
Quote:
re: epik. I got clarification from the supervisor at the POE (Gangwondo).

Public schools are open May 1. As of the new spring 2013 contract for epik teachers, May 1st is stipulated as a day off. This will not apply to epik teachers working under earlier contracts. Individual schools may require affected teachers to work, but will pay them overtime for that day. School accountants have been informed about this.


So there you go - gangwon ppl, you've now got a concrete answer!

It will be interesting to see if GEPIK does the same - given their logic with old vs new contracts with regards to hols and pay in the past! Cool


How is it a contract issue with GEPIK schools?
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T-J wrote:

It's not a red day.


http://m.search.daum.net/search?nil_profile=btn&w=tot&q=+2013+공휴일

**edit
I see your question comes from this discussion

http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=226651

It's not a red day. But it used to be and some schools will have off.


For some reason, and my guess is a lack of communication, it has become more complicated than it should have been.
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schwa



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: sokcho

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New final word from my POE. All schools in Gangwondo have been informed that its a day off for all epik teachers, whether stated in the contract or not. Should a school still require their teacher to work that day, overtime will be calculated at about double time & a half (based on a normal workday).

Lucas wrote:
Quote:
re: epik. I got clarification from the supervisor at the POE (Gangwondo).

Public schools are open May 1. As of the new spring 2013 contract for epik teachers, May 1st is stipulated as a day off. This will not apply to epik teachers working under earlier contracts. Individual schools may require affected teachers to work, but will pay them overtime for that day. School accountants have been informed about this.


So there you go - gangwon ppl, you've now got a concrete answer!

It will be interesting to see if GEPIK does the same - given their logic with old vs new contracts with regards to hols and pay in the past! Cool
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Nester Noodlemon



Joined: 16 Jan 2009

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if CDI foreign teachers will get this day off as a paid holiday?

Note~ I don't work for CDI.
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modernseoul



Joined: 11 Sep 2011
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nester Noodlemon wrote:
Does anyone know if CDI foreign teachers will get this day off as a paid holiday?

Note~ I don't work for CDI.


It depends on the individual school and teachers contact. But most likely no, hagwons only close if and when they have to. I worked at hagwons the 3 previous May 1st and only 1 year was it a holiday. This year I'm at an after school program and we're currently working (may change).
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Beeyee



Joined: 29 May 2007

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nester Noodlemon wrote:
Does anyone know if CDI foreign teachers will get this day off as a paid holiday?


Laughing

I didn't even get Christmas Day off (I work at CDI). No, I would say with 100% certainty that CDI teachers will not get May 1st off.
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