Labor Update Bulletin #91 (07/2020)

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...

  • Coronavirus bonus on condition of working 10 days or more--MHWL: "be sure to apply";

  • Expanded eligibility for sustainment benefit (jizokuka kyufukin);

  • Amount of workers’ accident compensation benefits to be calculated by adding up "wages from all workplaces";

  • Funding and benefits for those off work due to closings in response to COVID-19;

  • 56% of part-timers off work because of coronavirus go unpaid - "a blow to livelihoods", says private survey;

  • "Overtime pay" a fixed amount, even over the karoshi line? Vending machine refillers sue company for ¥24 million;

  • Company ordered to pay compensation for distributing ethnic hate documents at work;

  • "Pawahara" consultations number over 87,000 last year, a new high record;

  • Welfare applications up 13.5%: main cities in 13 "prefectures of special caution" in April-May;

  • Tankan survey shows business confidence at lowest level since Lehman Shock;

  • Over 30,000 firings and dismissals nationwide due to coronavirus since May;

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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