Labor Update Bulletin #52 (01/2019)

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...

• Aiming to prevent non-enrollment, Japan Finance Corporation and Okinawa Finance Corporation to make Shakai Hoken a condition for financing;

• MHLW releases pamphlet on “‘Equal Pay for Equal Work’ for Dispatch Workers";

• “Double work” on the rise - industrial-accident recognition at only one company may sharply reduce lost-wage benefits;

• MHLW underpaid 19.73 million people a total of over 50 billion yen;

• Insurance agencies deduct expenses from wages - former salespeople file suit one after another across the country;

• No more pre-start greeting” - private high-school teachers strike;

• Nearly 70% say they "intend to work even after 60";

• One after another, various places move to accept sexual diversity;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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