Labor Update Bulletin #103 (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...

  • Childcare leave to be made available to part-timers with less than a year on the job; paternity leave to be able to be taken in parts

  • LDP Diet caucus asks government for “rethinking of the minimum wage system

  • Draft budget for next year balloons with coronavirus measures

  • Contracts with freelancers to be covered by the Anti-Monopoly Act: Fair Trade Commission and MHWL announce proposed policy to protect freelancers

  • Osaka Metro employee commits suicide after boss demanded he shave his head and told him “die”

  • Children’s Hall staff insist “Kyoto City commits an unfair labor practice”: refuses same bargaining that has gone on for 30 years, complaint filed

  • Unionization rate rises for first time in 11 years, progress made in enrolling part-timers: 2020 survey

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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