Labor Update Bulletin #90 (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...

  • For self-reporting system for work hours in second and side jobs, companies not to be held responsible;

  • Expansion of workers’compensation enrollment for freelancers under consideration;

  • "Give us back our classes!" - major yoga studio instructors' union demands compensation;

  • Over 10% of registered childcare facilities gave no compensation to non-regular staff for coronavirus furloughs;

  • Non-prosecution in karoshi case judged "inappropriate" by Kobe #2 Committee for the Inquest of Prosecution;

  • Tokyo District Court verdict orders limousine company to pay all ¥14.54 million of unpaid overtime: “modified work hours system” at issue;

  • June Reuters survey: over 50% have had pay or employment cut because of COVID-19;

  • 900 pairs gain official recognition in “partnership system”: rapid increase in numbers of sexual minority couples;

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)


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