Labor Update Bulletin #74 (11/2019)

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 general in Japan.

In this bulletin...

  • MHWL does test calculations for expanding pension to part-timers for company sizes "above 50"

  • Immigration Agency and MHWL consider penalties for companies that failed to pay interns

  • Up to 1,000 hours overtime in a year: Kagoshima LSIO gives citation to Kagoshima City Hospital for illegal overtime

  • Woman who was unfairly fired sues company once again, claiming she "was given a further pay cut after the final verdict"

  • Boss: "Quit the union, and I'll cover up your scandal" - JR East group-company employees file for unfair labor practice

  • Seibu Kanko Bus to union members: "There's no future for you if you join the union", to union members; Tokyo Labor Commission recognizes unfair labor practice

  • Teachers sue Ueno Gakuen seeking approximately 2 hundred million yen back pay owed unpaid overtime

  • Anime creators' "real conditions survey" released: young creators say "money is tight even for food", "[we're] mentally, physically and financially exhausted"

  • Yokohama's partnership system to begin in December

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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