Labor Update Bulletin #33 (05/2018)

labor bulletin 2018This bulletin contains information on law changes that have either passed or are being discussed in parliament, court decisions, and other labor issues in Japan.

We hope that some of this information will also be of interest to activists, supporters of the General Union, and those who want to know more about labor issues in Japan.

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In this bulletin...

• "Work-Style Reform Bill" submitted to the Diet (April 6th);

• MHWL's “Black Companies List” updated - additions include “International Friendship Society” that cheated foreign employees out of wages;

• Pleas heard in the Supreme Court over disparities in employee treatment;

• Sexual-minority couples take commitment vows: partnership system begins in Fukuoka City;

• Regular employees’ conditions worsened to eliminate disparity: Japan Post curiously abolishes allowances;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)

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