Labor Update Bulletin #104 (01/2021)

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: ¥2.5 trillion paid to 2.1 million recipients

  • List of public benefits for living support, including COVID-19 related

  • For pregnant women taking time off, requirement of consideration extended through January of 2022--COVID infection fears

  • Large companies to see maximum subsidy rate raised to 100%--employment adjustment subsidy special measures

  • “Points for Attention Concerning Response to COVID-19 in Elementary, Junior High and High Schools with Reference to the Emergency Declaration Based on the Novel Influenza and Other Diseases Special Measures Act (Notice)”, Jan. 8, 2021 - MHWL

  • “We are just disposable pawns”: Eight employees of Fuji Soba file for a labor tribunal seeking back-payment of overtime

  • 38% of LGBT people have experienced sexual victimization: 10,000 people surveyed

  • Leave payments given to only 30% of women working part-time, half as many as full-timers; many go unpaid

  • Public high-school application forms in 41 prefectures abolish “sex”: “unrelated to selection process”

  • Part-timers, etc., account for half of “COVID layoffs”: MHWL statistics make size of impact clear

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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