Labor Update Bulletin #56 (03/2019)

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...

• Domestic economy already in recession phase? Assessment lowered to “downward”;

• MHWL to coordinate for single nationwide minimum wage in each industry accepting foreign workers;

• Teacher sues saying disorder developed due to overwork;

• Technical interns from Myanmar file report at LSO over long working hours in violation of Labor Standards Act;

• Non-regular public employees at cities and towns having contracts terminated; NPO begins telephone consultation;

• 50 million yen in unpaid night-watch wages in Kitakyushu City: naps pointed out to be working time;

• Provisional injunction voids dismissal of assistant professors who made sexual-harassment accusation;

• Employees to be able to choose where to work when returning from childcare leave: new system at Kirin Beer;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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