Labor Update Bulletin #85 (04/2020)

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...

  • “About Delivery of the Q&A Relating to the Reopening, etc., of Educational Activities in Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools and Special Needs Schools Responding to Novel Coronavirus Disease (as of April 15)”;

  • Bill to start pension at 75: Diet deliberation starts on the 14th, even amid “state of emergency”;

  • Q&A Regarding Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) (Concerning Worker Dispatch)” - MHWL;

  • “Concerning the Situation for Starting the New School Term in Regard to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Measures” as of 21:30, April 10, 2020--MEXT;

  • Government hurries coordination of concrete system planning to distribute across-the-board ¥100,000 payments;

  • “State of emergency” extended to whole country; 13 prefectures under “special caution”;

  • Insurance examiner overrules LSIO decision, grants compensation for overwork suicide;

  • Prospective employee kills self because of harassment: Panasonic subsidiary admits “excessive”;

  • Drivers demand withdrawal of mass firings at Tokyo taxi company;

  • “Hazard pay” for doctors: union sends demands to MHWL;

  • Hazard pay for nurses: Japanese Nursing Association submits demand;

  • World has 6 million fewer nurses than needed: WHO report;

  • “When This Happens: What Support Systems Are There?”;

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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