Labor Update Bulletin #83 (03/2020)

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...

  • “Written request in regard to consideration for maintaining employment for dispatched workers affected by the novel coronavirus disease”

  • Scale of second-stage emergency response measures relating to novel coronavirus disease: March 10, 2020

  • Additions made to special measures for employment adjustment subsidies due to influence of novel coronavirus disease

  • Support measures for business operators affected by novel coronavirus disease

  • Summary of Bill to Amend Parts of the National Civil Service Law

  • Applications begin being accepted for subsidies to support parents/guardians who take leave from work due to closings of elementary schools, etc.

  • “Q&A on Subsidies to Deal with School Closings Due to Novel Coronavirus Disease” (MHWL)

  • Disney performers and others demand leave payment while park closed

  • Cases of job offers withdrawn due to spread of coronavirus

  • More than half of sexual-minority people have experienced “wanting to die”: Nagasaki Prefecture survey

  • 25 million jobs may be lost worldwide due to coronavirus: ILO demands quick response

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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