Labor Update Bulletin #115 (06/2021)

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...

  • Application deadline for kyugyo shienkin extended to end of July: MHWL

  • In regard to special measures for employment adjustment subsidies, etc., in July and after: MHWL

  • ILO treaty banning forced labor to be ratified: law amendment set to pass

  • Part-timers and new employees to be eligible for parental leave: amended Family and Childcare Leave Act passes

  • “Guide to Amended Points of the Family and Childcare Leave Act”--MHWL

  • Post office workers sue Japan Post: “changing clothes is work time”

  • Kawai Juku fires teacher; Central Labor Commission says “unfair” and orders relief

  • “Unfair dismissal”: former part-time lecturer sues for confirmation of status

  • Biggest drop ever in overtime hours; total wages down for first time in eight years

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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