Labor Update Bulletin #57 (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...

• Justice and Labor ministries announce Cabinet and Ministerial ordinances relating to amended Immigration Act;

• Contract workers at Osaka paint company file suit: "It's illegal to cut pay in half when re-employing after retirement!";

• Mercari contract employee files for labor tribunal over dismissal: claims she was "treated as a throwaway pawn";

• Japan Post Group to pay family allowance to non-regular workers - regular employees to see spouse allowance halved;

• Employee at Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma files suit over assignment to "banishment room";

• Former dancer who was approved for industrial-accident compensation sues Tokyo Disneyland;

• Former employee sues Autobacs: "Not granting leaves of absence to non-regular workers is discriminatory";

• Ninety-seven managers make demand to Dydo subsidiary: "Pay our overtime!";

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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