Labor Update Bulletin #70 (09/2019)

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...

  • The MHWL is proposing the removal of employee number as a condition for Shakai Hoken enrollment. In other words, all employees working over 20 hours would be enrolled in shakai hoken.
  • MHWL presents proposal for pawahara measures, aiming to work out plan within the year, while labor and management disagree over scope

  • “91 days of work in a row”; “four days off in six months” - family of woman who died from overwork sues bento company

  • Students form group “wanting to help teachers who have ‘black’ work conditions”

  • Yokohama City to introduce sexual-minority partner system within the year

  • Kanazawa City to eliminate “sex” field from certification of registered inkan (seals) in “consideration for people of sexual minorities”

  • Number of working people over 65 reaches 8.62 million- its highest ever. 3.58 million are non-regular.

  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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