Labor Update Bulletin #98 (10/2020)

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...

  • Employment adjustment subsidies top ¥1.5 trillion - government considers other sources of funding;

  • Public servants’ bonuses cut for first time in 10 years, due to coronavirus effects;

  • Corona-related: fired for moonlighting in nightlife job, woman to file for labor tribunal;

  • Former limited-term Social Welfare Council staff members settle over dismissal: contracts canceled to avoid switch to unlimited-term;

  • Former contract employees seeking severance pay have claim rejected: Supreme Court;

  • Conditions for non-regular contract staff at post offices “illegal due to unreasonable disparity” as judged by Supreme Court;

  • Coronavirus pandemic “speeds up the widening of the education gap”: of those with yearly income less than ¥4 million - three in ten have no computer or tablet;

  • Number of non-regular workers higher than ever

  • Opposition parties confer on non-regular workers

  • Collection of signatures begins on petition for LGBT equality law: “a law as a legacy of the Tokyo Olympics”

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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