Labor Update Bulletin #89 (06/2020)

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...

  • Kosei Nenkin enrollment inspection powers strengthened with aim to enforce companies' enrollment obligations;

  • Second supplementary budget worth ¥32 trillion passes in aid of COVID-19 relief;

  • Part-time teacher at one-on-one tutoring cram school goes on strike - “I won't suffer in silence”;

  • Yamaha English school introduces employment system for teachers;

  • Hotel room cleaning staff unfairly pressured to quit, unable to get paid leave or absence allowance;

  • Woman wins suit as Utsunomiya District Court decides "[firing] cannot be seen as reasonable";

  • Industrial aaccident compensation after “executive in name only” at building maintenance firm suffered cerebral-hemorrhage after working 143 hours of overtime a month;

  • More people off work than ever before, poverty sneaking up - COVID-19 deals a blow to economy and employment;

  • Situation of COVID-19 bankruptcies;

  • Unemployment doubles to over 20,000 due to COVID-19;

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)


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