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Emart24 being investigated by MOM for unpaid salaries of former employees

Emart24 being investigated by MOM for unpaid salaries of former employees

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South Korean convenience store chain Emart24 is reportedly being investigated by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for allegedly failing to pay its former employees. This comes shortly after it closed all three of its outlets in Singapore last month.

The Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM), by MOM, NTUC and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) received claims for unpaid salaries from 15 former employees of Emart24 and are currently receiving assistance, according to CNA.

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Currently, with the help of TADM’s mediation efforts, five workers have reached an agreement with Emart24 and the company has begun repaying them.

Mediation sessions are also expected to be scheduled for the remaining workers, continued the report.

MARKETING-INTERACTIVE has reached out to both MOM and Emart24 for additional information.

Emart24 launched in Singapore in December 2022. However, news of the chain's closure first broke on 18 March 2024 via a Facebook post by Singapore Atrium Sale. In the post, Singapore Atrium Sale announced that Emart24's Nex shopping mall outlet had closed.

Before opening in Singapore, the Korean convenience store chain opened in Malaysia in June 2021. The first outlet is located at Bangsar South in Kuala Lumpur.

Checks by MARKETING-INTERACTIVE reveal that Emart24's Malaysia outlets are still in operation.

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