Labor Update Bulletin #41 (09/2018)

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...

• Education and Training Benefits to be extended for as long as four years;

• Private universities in financial trouble may be made to stop accepting applicants or be dissolved;

• Marriage leave for part-timers: national public servants to see gap closed between regular and non-regular employees;

• Employee numbers requirement to be loosened; expansion of eligibility for non-regular employees in employee pension, etc;

• Guideline for overtime agreements: "close to the general rule of 45 hours";

• Retirement age for civil servants to be raised to 65 - with 30% reduction in pay;

• Discretionary labor frequently implemented illegally with premium wages unpaid and work outside the system;

• Suntory Group receives fourth citation for labor violations;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)

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