Labor Update Bulletin #49 (12/2018)

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...

• Legislation for continuing employment until 70 specified: Future Investment Conference makes interim report on new growth strategy;

• MHWL: “Do not lower regular employees’ salaries” - policy on Equal Pay for Equal Work;

• University hospitals with “unpaid doctors” total 34 in the past 5 years;

• Alarm sounded on Immigration Act amendment: “End the technical internship system, and regulate brokers” - poor conditions include hourly wage of 300 yen;

• Public health insurance wavers in its “equality” - foreign nationals pay too, but...;

• Actual work conditions difficult to see: 40% of private high schools have no labor agreement;

• Illegalities in 40% of emergency hires of foreign workers: substandard pay, overwork;

• Kofu City to eliminate “sex” field from inkan registration certificate;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)

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