Labor Update Bulletin #43 (09/2018)

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...

• Expansion of eligibility for Welfare Pension (Kosei Nenkin): increased enrollment of part-timers to be discussed;

• MHWL presents draft guidelines on "equal pay for equal work";

• Government considers extending working age to 70;

• Budget request for 2019: total amount goes to 102 trillion, 765.8 billion yen;

• Attacked by a customer and suffering PTSD, saleswoman sues Sumitomo Life;

• Employment of handicapped people: officials at central government offices testify to intentionally inflating numbers by "adding in deceased staff";

• Foreign teachers who handed out protest leaflets not allowed to attend graduation ceremony: unfair labor practice judgement appropriate - Osaka Superior Court;

• Osaka City eliminates gender field on application to take employment exam;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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