Labor Update Bulletin #28 (02/2018)

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.


In this bulletin...

• The MHWL and the Japan Pension Service have decided to crack down on non-payment of pensions after seven months of arrears for those whose annual income is over three million yen;

• The Fair Trade Commission has ruled that restrictions on entertainers and pro-athletes is a "violation of the Antitrust Act";

• The MHWL announces "strengthened measures regarding unlimited-conversion rules" in preparation for April, 2018;

• Tohoku University heads to a tribunal hearing over its determination to break the law regarding limited- to unlimited-term contract conversions;

• Real wages drop for the first time in two years;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)