Labor Update Bulletin #76 (12/2019)

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 general in Japan.


In this bulletin...

  • MHWL estimates, with Kosei Nenkin expansion, 450,000 to become eligible (based on companies of 101 employees or more)

  • In eligibility for workers' compensation at multiple jobs, MHWL indicates plan to promote second- and side-jobs

  • Merging of Kokumin Nenkin and Kosei Nenkin funds under consideration

  • In reversal of previous LISO decision that "driving is now work", salesman's death recognized as being from overwork

  • Illegal overtime again at Dentsu: further citation even after guilty verdict

  • Uber union protests cut in pay, demands collective bargaining

  • Former Rakuten employee granted worker's compensation after suffering violence from boss and associated after-effects - company denies responsibility;

  • Newly-hired employee at Mitsubishi Electric commits suicide, with supervisor in charge of education facing charges of instigation

  • Charges filed in case of part-time costume performer's death from heatstroke at Osaka's Hirakata Park

  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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