Labor Update Bulletin #109 (03/2021)

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...

  • “DV protection: expand to cover mental and sexual violence”, proposes Cabinet investigating committee

  • Information on “Subsidy to Support Balancing Work and Family” for fiscal 2021

  • Unpaid overtime comes to light at Shimane Prefectural Central Hospital--approximately ¥180 million to be paid (Izumo, Shimane)

  • Settlement of ¥400 million agreed to over deduction of overtime from commission - Kokusai Motorcars

  • Three successive Yamagata LSIO chiefs made interested groups pay food and drink tab

  • Kagawa University makes outsourcing contracts with 400 part-time lecturers; MEXT seeks report of situation

  • Percentage of women in national legislatures: Japan ranks 166th in world, with 9.9%

  • Real wages down 0.1% in January, 11th month in a row of decreases - Monthly Labor Survey

  • Japan the second-worst country for women to work in: Economist ranking

  • “Non-recognition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional” says Sapporo District

  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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