In North Korea, 200-day battle and combat to support farm village are simultaneously carried out. A reporting partner of ASIA PRESS reported that the government mobilizes unemployed and no-show employees to work at farm villages under the name of “Troop for labor training.”
* Unemployed, no-show employees: North Korea has a state system which provides vocation for all the people, but many of them walk away from their designated jobs. No-show employees are those who walk away from the workplace to do their own business or sell their labor for private earning because most of the state factory or enterprises don’t pay the wages or distribute ration even if the employees appear to work. Unemployed are those who eliminated their names from the workplaces.
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A reporting partner in a northern province of North Korea reported on 21st of June: “Mobilized labor force, comprised of unemployed and no-show employees, are doing farm work such as weeding a field. They set up a tent at farm promotion center for daily living. The control over them is at the hands of discharged veterans with party membership who were chosen by the People’s Security Station. They are responsible for the daily tasks of the labor force and perform night guard to prevent the escape of the detainees. It is rare to see any deserting since the mobilized people are organized in a military like system, such as a platoon or a company, which would put its members under joint responsibility for any deviation.”
* Troop for labor training: it is a punishment for minor offense, which imposes enforced labor of 3 to 6 months.
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