Labor Update Bulletin #17 (10/2017)

This 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...

• Work-hours management for teachers requested: Central Council for Education subcommittee takes concrete measures to control long hours;

• The Ministry of Labor and Welfare announces the start of a "Campaign to Promote Efforts on the Unlimited-Term Conversion Rule";

• The Government announces that it will submit a bill as soon as next autumn to raise the retirement age for civil servants to 65;

• The Labor Ministry presents outline for bill related to work-style reform with aims to put it into effect by April of 2019;

• The Interior Ministry notifies municipalities that part-time employees should get the same number of bonuses as regular employees;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)

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