Labor Update Bulletin #34 (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...

• Outcry over “pension payments at 68” proposal;

• Number of elderly people in employment breaks 8 million;

• How much disparity in allowances is acceptable? Supreme Court hears arguments;

• MHWL cracks down on illegal overtime at 2,848 workplaces;

• Kandai gets citation over overtime - teacher who reported to the Labor Standards Office is terminated;

• Nagasaki University breaks promises and dismisses several faculty members to avoid "unlimited conversion", claiming the reason to be "duties under review";

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)