Labor Update Bulletin #81 (02/2020)

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...

  • Government aid for wage increases to non-regular workers shows little sign of
    success: budget increased despite little use;

  • Taking nursing leave by the hour to become possible beginning January next year;

  • LSIO conducts inspection at office of Diet member Inoue Shinji on suspicion of Labor Standards Law violations;

  • Results of online survey suggests one in four doctors working at university hospitals go unpaid;

  • Unpaid overtime at Kasukabe City, Saitama, totals over 70 million yen since December 2016;

  • 150 file suit seeking "Equal pay for Equal Work" at Japan Post;

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Bank union abandons demand for across-the-board raises; accepts disparity based on evaluation;

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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