Labor Update Bulletin #102 (12/2020)

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...

  • MHWL asks municipalities to keep up support for unemployed during holidays

  • MHWL coronavirus phone consultation to be available in multiple languages starting December

  • “Growth Strategy Action Plan”: PM’s Office

  • “Health Supervision Manual On Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Schools: Schools’ ‘New Normal’ (Dec. 13, 2020, ver. 5)”

  • Workers’ comp insurance for actors and animators: MHWL expands range of eligible professions

  • ¥73.6 trillion for new economic measures

  • Labor tribunal’s gag order “illegal”, says Nagasaki District Court

  • “Demanding union give up its office is unfair”, says Osaka Labor Commission in order to Hirakata City government

  • Base pay just ¥60,000 a month: Kyoto Labor Commission grants relief order for unfair labor practice against Vietnamese intern

  • Municipal government: relying on part-timers becomes the norm

  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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