Labor Update Bulletin #53 (02/2019)

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...

• "Work-Style Reform, school version” draft reports finished;

• Number of employed persons could decrease by as many as 12.85 million by 2040; “Participation by women and the elderly will be essential” - MHLW;

• "Deducting from evaluation for having a beard is illegal": Osaka District Court orders compensation from Osaka City;

• Librarians continue to be made non-regular - yearly income 30% of a regular employee;

• Doctors' union and bereaved families oppose 2,000-hour-a-year overtime proposal;

• "You are not a worker” shock to English teachers kept off of insurance;

• Osaka Superior Court says disparity in conditions for non-regular staff at Japan Post illegal.;

• Diet members to form association to aim for nationwide uniform minimum wage;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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