Labor Update Bulletin #88 (05/2020)

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...

  • Cabinet decides on second supplementary budget of 31 trillion yen: economic measures for coronavirus

  • Konami, after union demand, declares they will pay absence allowance to part-timers

  • Nurse at COVID-19 cluster hospital applies for workers’ compensation

  • Lawsuit over mass resignations at private high school in Yokohama - parents: “advisers were let go unfairly”

  • Major restaurant group pays no “absence allowance” to part-timers - employees demand bargaining

  • Superhotel managers sue operating company over “horrible way of doing things”

  • Over 9/10ths of universities “introducing or considering” online lessons - teachers bear burden

  • Layoffs and firings due to COVID-19 effects to reach over 10,000 - MHWL statistics

  • Partnership oath system to be introduced in Kyoto City

  • Number of non-regular workers decreases by 970,000 - largest drop ever

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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