Labor Update Bulletin #80 (02/2020)

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...

  • Unfair labor practice case at Asahi Broadcasting, Osaka: Osaka Labor Commission states that "refusal of bargaining is against the law";

  • Cabinet decides on work-until-70 bill - companies to be "obligated" to make efforts;

  • "Stop discriminating against part-timers" - group-suit seeking overtime pay and bonuses;

  • Tokyo Labor Commission finds unfair labor practice at All Japan Seamen's Union;

  • Active opening rate for 2019 down for the first time in 10 years;

  • Hamamatsu to introduce "Partnership Oath" - LGBT and "common-law" couples to be eligible;

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)


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