Labor Update Bulletin #64 (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...

  • Japanese-Language Education Promotion Act passes - obligates government and companies to give support for learning;
  • Cabinet decides on Honebuto and Growth Strategy - support for “employment ice-age” generation included;
  • Toshiba employees assigned to menial tasks after refusing to quit, criticized as “banishment room”;
  • Filipina student forced to go home after seeking improvement in labor conditions to sue Japanese-language school;
  • Called “salary thieves” and switched from regular employment to outsourcing, workers facing hardship sue for “fake subcontracting”;
  • Salaries unpaid for 2,200 doctors at university hospitals;
  • Business confidence takes a sudden turn for the worse - survey of 100 companies;
  • Japan has longest work hours for teachers according to OECD survey;
  • School corporation in Nagoya leaves 27 staff members’ family allowances unpaid for 10 years;
  • The continuing spread of “partnership oath” systems;
  • ILO totally bans harassment - proposed treaty to be adopted at annual meeting;
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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