Labor Update Bulletin #107 (02/2021)

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: conditions for full subsidy relaxed, covering the cost for leaves of absence

  • Employment adjustment subsidies: “back to normal from July, as long as employment situation does not worsen” - MHWL

  • “Discrimination against part-timers”: woman working for restaurant chain files for mediation, seeking kyugyo teate payment

  • Fuji Soba fires two union officers--conflict over unpaid overtime

  • 540 hours of unpaid overtime at Yamagata University: supervisor directs staff to record leaving work on time? LSIO gives citation

  • Bonuses for part-timers up by 20% from previous year - effect of “Equal Pay for Equal Work”?

  • Transport allowances for seishain vs. non-regular staff: disparities at two in ten companies (Kumamoto Labor Bureau survey)

  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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