Labor Update Bulletin #60 (05/2019)

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...

• "The indigenous people, the Ainu..." stated clearly in new law, attracting various opinions;

• Pension recipients to be able to choose to start receiving after 70: Fiscal System Council debates social-security reforms;

• Harassment bill passes;

• To promote the hiring of disabled people as teachers, MEXT announces new plan;

• Chair's draft plan for anti-bullying law: Otsu City and bereaved families indicate opposition;

• Part-timers sue after switching to unlimited-term, seeking equal treatment with full-timers;

• Actual overtime twice the amount: "illegal to calculate workers' compensation payment based on fixed overtime allowance" says Tokyo District Court;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)

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