Labor Update Bulletin #63 (06/2019)

labor bulletin 2018This bulletin contains information on law changes, government discussions, 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...

• How much will pensions shrink? Government soon to publish financial verification;

• LDP proposes raising the minimum wage to an average of 1,000 yen or more;

• MHWL (re)considering pension reductions for working people to "encourage" more to work longer, and increase the base of pension support

• MHWL (also) considering extending the limit on claiming back wages from two years to five;

• Illegal overtime at Nara City government - some city employees working without an overtime agreement;

• Nagoya University of the Arts settles with faculty union, rescinds disciplinary dismissals, and pays financial settlement;

• Uber Eats delivery staff preparing to unionize - company criticized for avoiding responsiblility by treating staff as individual contractors;

• The spread of "partnership oath systems" continues;

• ...and more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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