Labor Update Bulletin #23 (12/2017)

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...

• Labor Ministry moves to propose amendment allowing side work;

• Education Ministry moves to indicate upper limits on working hours to protect teachers from overwork;

• Sex reassignment surgery for people with Gender Identity Disorder to be covered by health insurance;

• Gifu Municipal Hospital raises overtime limit to 150 hours(!);

• Tohoku University: only 669 pass test for “limited regular staff” - positions without recommendation drop by 60%;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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