Labor Update Bulletin #114 (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 Points for Caution When Universities Make Use of Persons on Outsourcing Contracts in Carrying Out Lessons (Information)”, Apr. 8, 2021: University Promotion Division, Higher Education Bureau, MEXT

  • Three small-business groups explain “requests regarding minimum wage” to HWL Minister Tamura

  • Being LGBT “goes against preservation of species”, says LDP Diet Member Yana

  • Employment adjustment subsidy special measures to be maintained: support to businesses in trouble

  • “Forced to get the vaccine”: when nurses refuse, hospitals pressure them to sign resignations--series of labor consultations about vaccination (Hyogo)

  • Part-time lecturers switched to direct employment at Kagawa U.--outsourcing contract issue reconsidered in April

  • Concluding arguments in Saitama teacher’s lawsuit: teacher calls for labor law compliance, saying “a teacher is a person, too”

  • “Something wrong” with special enrolment in workers’ comp. insurance, says Uber union, expressing opposition

  • “Avoid eating with foreigners” says health centre in public information document on disease prevention

  • One in four men face harassment for taking paternity leave; four in ten give up after interference from bosses

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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