Labor Update Bulletin #69 (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...

  • On scope of Kosei Nenkin coverage, debate focuses on how far to relax the company size criterion

  • Karo-jisatsu (suicide from overwork) a severe problem in the construction industry: outline of “Karoshi Measures White Paper” becomes known

  • Bunri Kaisei H.S. receives citation for unpaid overtime

  • Forced to cut the grass with a supervisor watching: lawsuit over transfer harassment

  • “Fired to avoid switching to permanent employment”: Belgian former assistant professor to sue Nagasaki U. seeking confirmation of status

  • 24-year-old police detective commits suicide due to overwork; family applies for compensation as “accident in the line of duty”

  • Vietnamese former technical interns made to do decontamination work outside their contract: three seek compensation

  • “Illegal to deduct points from evaluation” for train drivers’ beards: Osaka City loses again on appeal

  • MHWL, despite waving flag for prevention, has 46% rate of harassment

  • Real wages for July down for the seventh month in a row

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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