Labor Update Bulletin #122 (09/2021)

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...

  • l  Workers’ comp. criteria revised for first time in 20 years: brain, heart conditions--starting Sep. 15l

  •  Extensions to applicable period and application deadlines for COVID-19 Leave Support and Benefit Payments

  • Fuji Soba’s firing of union officials riled “invalid”; fraudulent receipt of Employment Adjustment Subsidy found, money returned

  • Part-time lecturers at Osaka U. call for “direct employment” if put in charge of classes: MEXT investigates

  • Toyota employee’s suicide ruled work-related: depression caused by demanding tasks and harassment--Nagoya Superior Court

  • 24.5% say “standard of living declined” due to COVID: survey

  • Racial disparity remains in U.S. unemployment rate; the rate for African-Americans worsens to 8.8%--August employment statistics

  • Uber drivers are not independent contractors, but employees says Dutch court

  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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