Labor Update Bulletin #73 (11/2019)

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...

  • Labor and industry at odds over pawahara policies: MHWL gives concrete examples;

  • Flexibility in taking time off to care for children or elderly: from half-days to by-the-hour;

  • With move to electronic data, pension booklets to become obsolete, be replaced with “notice”;

  • Revision of karoshi recognition standard considered: MHWL;

  • Anime company Studio 4°C sued for overtime pay: “discretionary labor system applied illegally”;

  • “Refusal of collective bargaining is unjust”: Obirin University part-timers file complaint at Labor Commission;

  • “Don’t call them non-regular”: MHWL policy;

  • Numbers of working and of employed people rise for 80th month in a row, yet voluntary and early retirements at listed companies go over 10,000 for the first time in six years;

  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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