Labor Update Bulletin #113 (05/2021)

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...

  • “Regarding Special Measures for Employment Adjustment Subsidies in May and June of Reiwa 3 [2021]”

  • “Regarding Employment Adjustment Subsidy Special Provisions Pertaining to Priority Preventative Measures”

  • Industrial accident deaths top 130,000 for first time in 19 years: COVID effects?

  • Uber delivery staff to be able to enroll in work-accident insurance: discussions at Labor Policy Council

  • Dispatch worker let go without good reason after 23 years at Isuzu: “unacceptable to treat people like objects”

  • “Require kyugyo teate for shift workers too”, says union in demand to government

  • Hankyu Hanshin Hotels terminates 219 part-time staff

  • Guarantee of chance to work until 70: only three in ten small companies comply

  • Cities differ on treatment of foreign nationals in regard to vaccinations: Shiga

  • Number doing second or side jobs likely to reach 8.12 million, an increase of over 1 million from last year: possible COVID effects

  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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