Labor Update Bulletin #95 (09/2020)

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...

  • Special rule extended for employment adjustment subsidy: MHWL;

  • Unemployment insurance “payment limit period” to be shortened to 2 months starting October 1, 2020;

  • Changes to payment amount of workers’ compensation insurance for workers with more than one job;

  • Rules to be made clear to prevent overwork from second and side jobs;

  • Kansai Nama-Kon Union incident: “abuse of arrest power”, “unjust government interference” - a total of 89 arrested, long-term detention of over 600 days. Seeking damages from national government, union officers give their statements;

  • For drivers laid off due to COVID-19, Sendai District Court issues injunction voiding dismissals;

  • “Rotten orange” resignation pressure “illegal”: Otemon Gakuin sued;

  •  64% of teachers at public junior-high schools at or over karoshi line: workloads increase because of COVID-19;

  • Number of dispatch workers decreases by 160,000: June-end “COVID layoffs”?;

  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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