Chairman Kim Jong Il's Loving Care for Improving Working Conditions of Women

One day in June Juche 88 (1999), Chairman Kim Jong Il gave field guidance at the Sinuiju Cosmetics Factory.

Looking round the soap workshop to learn about its production, Kim Jong Il dropped in at the packaging workteam.

Dozens of women employees were packing the produced soaps with their hands.

After seeing them working for a while, he asked officials why they did not pack the soaps with a machine.

When he was told that the equipment was not being used as the quality of packing papers was poor, he asked again if there was no roll packing machine.

An official told him that there was no such machine. Seeing the women pack soaps for a while, he repeatedly stressed that packing machines should be provided without fail even though it was expensive, adding that we cannot have our women do tough job any more.

Indeed, he showed great benevolence for the women, considerate of their trouble before anyone else. -0- (Juche113.5.28.)