Labor Update Bulletin #31 (04/2018)

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...

• MHWL proposes legislating the prevention of power harassment - malicious complaints mentioned clearly for the first time as “customer harassment”;

• Consultations over losing jobs rise rapidly - possible avoidance of unlimited-term contracts;

• Former teacher files suit in Mie Prefecture over fake subcontracting;

• 20% of doctors and nurses are not requesting overtime pay due to pressure from superiors;

• All contract employees to get unlimited employment at Shizuoka Isetan;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)