Labor Update Bulletin #38 (07/2018)

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...

• Government to reconsider old-age pensions for those still working, with abolishment within the range of possibilities;

• MHWL publishes “Situation of Guidance and Supervision, Prosecutions, etc., of Those Implementing Training for Foreign Technical Interns”;

• MHWL council says mimimum wage “3% increase” a focal point - some small and mid-size businesses resistant;

• Protection of “freelancers” to be debated: Labor Policy Council subcommittee outlines report proposal;

• Non-regular workers “not eligible to join” over 60% of unions: MHWL survey;

• Vice-principal at Fukui City elementary school falsifies teacher’s work hours - overtime over 100 hours under-reported;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)