Labor Update Bulletin #75 (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...

  • Pawahara to be added to list of reasons to approve workers' compensation

  • Concrete examples of workplace "power harassment" (pawahara): draft outline accepted--MHWL Employment Environment and Equality Subcommittee;

  • Criteria for "part-time" workers' enrollment in Kosei Nenkin to be extended in two stages to "over 51 employees"

  • Unfair labor practice recognized at Tohoku University over non-regular employment - Miyagi Prefecture Labor Commission

  • "Selfishly got pregnant", "you idiot" - woman gives birth prematurely due to "maternity harassment" from bosses, files for labor tribunal seeking compensation;

  • Overwork suicide at Mitsubishi Electric subsidiary caused by "over 100 hours of overtime in a month";

  • In Miyagi Prefecture, public high school application forms to eliminate "sex" field in consideration toward LGBT people, beginning in 2021;

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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