Labor Update Bulletin #44 (10/2018)

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...

• MEXT to manage teachers’ work hours over the course of the year, shorten limits during holiday periods;

• Debate begins on expanding eligibility for Kosei Nenkin;

• Government back to square one on expansion of discretionary labor system;

• Entire municipality in rampant violation of own ordinance;

• Ministry considers stopping Saturday mail delivery;

• More say they will depend on working income than pensions in their old age;

• 10 years after Lehman Shock, corporate profits up, but sales still not returning;

• Number of foreign residents higher than ever before;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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