Labor Update Bulletin #48 (12/2018)

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...

• Foreign workers’ health insurance to cover only family members living in Japan? MHWL considering;

• "Work-style reform in schools" final draft outline submitted;

• "Power harassment" prevention measures to be made compulsory on companies: MHWL plans on legislation;

• Pawahara industrial accident at Hitachi subsidiary: 145 hours of overtime;

• High school vice-principal’s family sues, saying his suicide was "caused by overwork and pawahara";

• Compensation for pawahara suicide finalized at 55 million yen - company appeal rejected: Supreme Court;

• Layoffs at Hello Work? Non-regular staff frightened;

• LGBT partners to gain public recognition: Yokosuka City to introduce system in May of next year;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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