Labor Update Bulletin #45 (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...

• Labor Policy Council divided over measures against sexual and power harassment;

• Central Education Council discusses 45-hour overtime proposal for teachers - no penalties, some doubts;

• Dispatch wage guideline presented for the first time: at least equal to statistical standard - MHWL;

• With “three-year rule” deadline approaching, dispatch dismissals (haken-giri) come one after another;

• “Pay my 2.42 million yen of overtime” - public elementary-school teacher sues Saitama Prefecture;

• All municipal elementary and junior-high schools in Gifu lack “3-6 agreements” for office staff;

• Suit against dismissal just before permanent contract: Nippon Tsuun preparing to fight;

• Tohoku University staff union seeks rehiring after dismissals - university refuses;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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