Labor Update Bulletin #111 (04/2021)

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...

  • Q&A on Support Funds and Benefits for Absence from Work in Response to COVID-19 (for those employed at large companies, i.e. for other than small and mid-size businesses) -- MHWL

  • Summary of Bill to Amend Parts of the National Public Service Act, Etc. -- Cabinet Personnel Office

  • Coronavirus dismissal “invalid”: bus company ordered to pay

  • Four non-regular postal employees get settlement totaling ¥1.3 million: Japan Post disparity suit at Nagasaki District Court

  • “Unfairly fired by the university”, says former part-time lecturer suing for confirmation of status

  • Systems for LGBT called “inadequate” by 6 in 10, with some calling for same-sex marriage law: survey of local governments

  • 80% recognize the term “LGBT”, some in favor of same-sex marriage: Dentsu poll

  • Choice of “male” or “female” not to be included on rirekisho (resume/CV) forms: MHWL makes proposal

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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