Labor Update Bulletin #58 (04/2019)

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...

• "Q&A on the New Immigration System" published by Ministry of Justice;

• Overtime limit for doctors to be 1,860 hours per year, twice the "karoshi line";

• Demotion and transfer for making accusations of sexual harassment is unfair: Tokyo Prefectural Labor Commission gives order;

• Unpaid overtime for 4,613 people at KDDI comes to light after employee suicide;

• At JAXA, suicide of Ibuki satellite controller recognized as due to overwork: 16-hour night shifts and "difficult-to-achieve quotas";

• Ibaraki Prefecture explicitly bans discrimination against LGBT: amendment made to gender-equality ordinance;

• Childcare workers unable to take childcare leave;

• 90% of transgender people face difficulties in job-hunting;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)

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