Labor Update Bulletin #19 (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...

• Can the monitoring of long work hours be strengthened further?;

• Tax-cut effects from lowering corporate taxes is questioned as taxing internal reserves is considered;

• 1,140 people subject to dismissal at Tohoku University - 90% of whom have been employed for over five years;

• Sapporo University loses (again) on appeal in re-employment pay-cut lawsuit;

• Doutor Coffee introduces a system of retirement allowances for irregular employees;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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