Labor Update Bulletin #100 (11/2020)

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 subsidy support for transfers to be expanded in order to keep unemployment down while encouraging labor mobility

  • Goal of “30% women in leadership positions” to be postponed up to 10 years

  • MHWL to deliberate new structure for promoting the taking of childcare leave by men

  • Town BoE directs schools to delete records of teachers’ weekend work (club activities etc.) in Hino, Shiga, “to avoid excess overtime”

  • “Overtime and other wages unpaid”: charges filed against Matsuyama University

  • Discrimination against part-timers” suit to be filed: coronavirus impacts non-regular workers, number declines by 800,000

  • Partnership system, five years on: spreads to 60 municipalities nationwide

  • RENGO debates next year’s Shunto plan: “demand wage increases”

  • Audit report for 2019 reveals that ¥29.7 billion of government funds wasted

  • Prefectural high school application forms to eliminate gender: Toyama

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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