Labor Update Bulletin #16 (09/2017)

This bulletin contains information on law changes that have either passed, or are being discussed, in parliament, 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.

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In this bulletin...

• As part of work-style reforms, the government is considering amending the law to allow (limited) paid holidays to be provided to workers immediately after changing jobs, instead of after six months.;

• The Ministry of Welfare and Labor's "black company list" reaches reaches 401, including the Waterworks Bureau;

• Are Todai University's own rules taking precedence over Labor Contract Law?;

• The minimum wage's national average rises 25 yen to 848 yen per hour;

• Over 80% [still] “don’t know” about the right to unlimited-term conversion; 70% not given bonuses: Rengo survey;

• ...and more!


(Translated from Japanese)

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