Labor Update Bulletin #15 (08/2017)

This 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...

• In hiring elementary school teachers, 42 of 68 Boards of Education admit to preferential treatment towards applicants with English ability;

• Keeping track of working hours is to become compulsory;

• Miyagi Labor Bureau finds 49% illegal overtime work;

• Labor Standards Act violations at 70% of companies accepting Foreign Technical Interns;

• MHWL publishes “Heisei 28 [2016] Statistical Survey of Labor Disputes”;

• ...and more!


(Translated from Japanese)