Labor Update Bulletin #35 (05/2018)

labor bulletin 2018This 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...

• NHK poll shows those "opposed" to Work-Style Reform Bill outnumber those "in favor";

• LDP proposes "variable working-hours system" for teachers to guarantee days off all at once;

• 28-year-old working under discretionary labor system dies from overwork;

• Veteran worker dismissed after 19 contract renewals rejects offer of 3 million yen and moves to lawsuit;

• Teacher at Kansai University-attached school sues after being "unfairly fired" for reporting illegal overtime;

• In Matsue, students without English lessons for one month due to "teacher shortage";

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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