Labor Update Bulletin #46 (11/2018)

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...

• Government to consider legal changes for continuing employment past 65;

• MHWL proposal on "Equal Pay for Imaginary Worker" to be allowed as comparison for dispatch employees;

• "Continuing employment and encouraging self-help for elderly people" in revision of pension system - MHWL;

• Modified working-hours system presented by MEXT;

• Heated debate between labor and business over definition of power harassment in MHWL subcommittee;

• 40% of dispatch workers "want to work as regular employees" - MHWL survey;

• Organized-crime boss and others wanted on illegal dispatching charges possibly connected to Olympics-related labor shortages;

• Half of public school teachers over the karoshi line while also taking work home;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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