Labor Update Bulletin #47 (11/2018)

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...

• MHWL presents tentative plan for "Equal Pay for Equal Work" guidelines;

• Legislation directed for working until 70;

• MHWL presents list of five “high-level professional” industries;

• Hitachi and interns agree on framework for compensation;

• Man sues for unpaid wages after being told that "time off spoils people";

• Discriminatory conditions in recruiting people with disabilities found in multiple central ministries and agencies;

• Employed population at 67.15 million, setting new record;

• Dependence on young foreign workers as much as one in two in some prefectures;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)

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