Labor Update Bulletin #50 (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...

• Teachers’ overtime limit of 45 hours per month: draft guideline for work-style reforms;

• Foreign workers’ industrial accidents: reporting of nationality and residence status to be made compulsory;

• Legislation to require companies to prevent pawahara: Labor Policy Council approves report;

• Amend the “Special Measures Act” that makes teachers work long hours: petition submitted with 32,500 signatures of active-duty teachers and others;

• Finance Ministry nominated for 2018 “Black Companies” Award;

• Union Mie files grievance at Mie Prefectural Labor Commission over Sharp layoffs;

• Tokyo Superior Court verdict increases compensation amount in Japan Post non-regular workers’ disparity suit;

• “Is my work not worth paying overtime?” Public school teachers’ appeal;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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