Labor Update Bulletin #55 (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...

• Finally, a widening move to give recognition to non-regular public employees for accidents in the line of duty;

Bill to require pawahara prevention goes to the Diet;

Use of health insurance by foreign nationals to be limited to those living in Japan;

Dry-cleaning “owners in name only” form union: “don’t make the service stores pay for damages”;

Ruling awards bonus to non-regular worker: lawyers call it “epoch-making”;

“Pay severance to contract employees too”, Tokyo Superior Court orders;

Four-tenths of sexual-minority people experience hardship in job-hunting; 96% do not seek help;

Half of municipalities have worries about treatment of foreign workers: compensation levels equal to those of Japanese, etc.;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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