Labor Update Bulletin #116 (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...

  • Distinctions based on type of employment not to be allowed in workplace vaccinations: MHWL

  • “Summary of Act to Amend Parts of the National Public Servants Act, Etc.”; promulgated June 11, Reiwa 3 [2021]

  • Employment Adjustment Subsidy measures extended to end of August

  • Addition made to budget for workplace vaccinations at small and mid-size businesses: MHWL

  • “Reiwa 3 [2021] Gender Equality Report”, Cabinet Office Gender Equality Bureau

  • Citation to private high school for Labor Standards violations: lack of compensatory days off, unpaid overtime

  • Joto Ward Office, Osaka, e-mails managers a list of staff who declined vaccine

  • Labor Banks to begin including same-sex partners in total income for housing loans

  • Fewer than 40% of workers get 60% kyugyo teate: work environment tough for part-timers under the COVID crisis

  • Record 608 cases of workers’ compensation for mental disorders; top cause is pawahara

  • Household assets ¥1.946 quadrillion, highest figure ever: consumption restrained due to pandemic

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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