Labor Update Bulletin #61 (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...

• Health Insurance Act amendment passes: dependent families limited to those resident in Japan;

• Guaranteeing a chance to work until age 70: amended law obligates companies to make efforts;

• Suicide due to long work hours and reprimands: Hiroshima 21-year-old gains compensation;

• Let go one day before becoming eligible for a permanent contract: part-time teacher at private school in Tokyo;

• Overtime hours report falsified? Charges filed against Hello Work director and others;

• Rapid increase in separations of families by Immigration Bureau: foreign parents detained, children sent to Child Consultation Center;

• Construction sites for the Tokyo Olympics are "in a dangerous condition", according to international labor-union federation;

• Ten thousand children of foreign nationality "without support" to learn Japanese;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)

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