Labor Update Bulletin #8 (06/2017)

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.


In this bulletin...

• 90% believe that "penalties should be stricter for cruelly long hours"
• LDF project team to propose making use of foreign students in the workforce
• 60% of JHS teachers at the karoshi line (equivalent to 80 hours of overtime per month)
• May 2017 household budget survey preliminary figures announced
• Families of karoshi victims are apprehensive about overtime limit regulation
• Debates begin on concrete plans for “equal pay”
• "Four days off in six months" recognized as karoshi, even though overtime was under the national limit
• Number of children under 15 years of age decreases for the 36th year in a row

(Translated from Japanese)

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