Labor Update Bulletin #14 (08/2017)

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...

• Japan Professional Baseball Players’ Association demands written notice of proposed amount from Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) before renewing contracts;

79% of irregular employees favor “equal pay for equal work”;

• Over 40% of workers “don’t know about [overtime] agreements”;

• Japan's labor shortage is worsening;

• "When can I start collecting a pension?" Age 70 and over to be considered;

• Wages are not rising;

• Minimum wage up 3%.

(Translated from Japanese)

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