Labor Update Bulletin #67 (08/2019)

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...

• MHWL Employment Security Bureau director issues request regarding problematic acts by dispatch companies

• Regional disparities in minimum wage grow: 17 prefectures still under 800 yen per hour

• Side jobs may be exempted from upper limits: MHWL panel considers multiple proposals on overtime work hours

• Sum of working hours accepted and workers' compensation granted in case of driver employed by two companies

• Newly-employed nurse commits suicide, her mother sues - government grants industrial-accident recognition, but hospital still gives no apology or compensation

• "Classroom instructors are workers": Tokyo Labor Commission orders Kumon to bargain

• Equal pay: regular employees' pay may be cut by 1-in-5 companies to "correcting disparities"

• Care facility fails to pay wages to foreign student claiming it was "volunteer work"

• Tokyo Marine plans to cut back discretionary labor from 2000 people to 500 to deal with risk of illegalities

• Nittsu to raise non-regular employees' pay to same standard as regular staff

• Number of employed women breaks 30 million, but half of these are in non-regular employment with low pay

• Nissan to give wedding vacation and congratulation bonuses for same-sex and common-law marriages

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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