Labor Update Bulletin #39 (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...

• The number of public assistance recipients decreases to 2.10 million;

• Former teacher who sought permanent-employment sues Kanto Gakuen, claiming “unilateral firing;

• Woman who demanded measures against "smoke harassment" has dismissal withdrawn - Junior Chamber Japan pays 4.4 million yen settlement;

• Teachers at official French government language school file suit over pay cuts that are "an outrage that ignores the labor laws of Japan";

• Death of a 29-year-old new employee recognized as karoshi (his total time worked over the previous month had been 257 hours, including about 89 hours overtime due to late-night work, with only one day off);

• Higashi-Osaka Labor Standards Inspection Office gives citations three times to Osaka Prefectural BOE - "pay compensation for lesson preparation time"

• Rate of wage increases at small and mid-sized companies is 1.4%;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)