Labor Update Bulletin #68 (09/2019)

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...

  • Part-time national public servants to receive same 3-day summer break as full-timers;

  • MHWL releases “Results of Heisei 30 [2018] Labor Dispute Statistics Survey”;

  • Yamanashi Gakuin University now a labor law-less “Wild West” by order of its president and chief director who is qualified as a lawyer;

  • Illegal kickbacks for technical internships: supervisory group in Japan receives payment from dispatching organization;

  • Benefits “denial to same-sex partners is discrimination”: Tokyo prefectural employees request measures;

  • Nissan settles with union after “haken-giri” bargaining: Nissan admits employer responsibility;

  • Dismissal of attendants at KLM “invalid”: labor tribunal grants switch to unlimited-term;

  • Industrial-accident compensation approved in power-harassment case: company told them it was “a trial given by God”;

  • Government's new system to give non-regular staff a bonus, but where's the funding? Municipalities feeling a sense of crisis;

  • “Partnership Oath System” to begin on Sep. 2: Nagasaki City first in its prefecture to introduce the system;

  • Prefectural schools in Ehime to eliminate “sex” field from next year’s entrance application forms;

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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