Labor Update Bulletin #66 (07/2019)

labor bulletin 2018This bulletin contains information on law changes, government discussions, 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...

• MHWL publishes pay-raise guidelines for dispatch workers (with some confusion);

• Government repeatedly mistakenly demands repayment of worker's compensation from victim;

• New model "three-six agreement" draws opposition from karoshi victims' families who say it's a step backwards;

• Citation from Labor Standards Inspection Office to security company over unpaid wages;

• "Farming pays no overtime is wrong" - poultry-farming company worker to sue employer;

• Citation recognizes club activities as "work hours";

• Unpaid doctors are a Labor Standards Law violation - Doctors' Union demands emergency check from MHWL;

• In consideration for LGBT people, Gifu Prefecture eliminates need to enter one’s sex on voting-place admission ticket;

• Failure to recognize same-sex marriage "is a severe violation of human rights" says the Federation of Bar Associations;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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