Labor Update Bulletin #123 (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...

  • Up to four weeks, divided period possible--new paternity leave system to start next year in Autumn: Cabinet decision

  • End of COVID-19 State of Emergency”: September 28, 2021, Cabinet Secretariat

  • Transfer of part-timers to direct employment considered: Osaka U

  • Health center staff make report to LSIO: “On the brink of karoshi”, “tense conditions day and night”

  • Nagoya City U. receives citation from LSIO for non-payment of overtime

  • 6.6% of people say they are LGBTQ+; harassment encountered--Jichiro survey

  • Deaths from work causes, such as long work hours, total nearly 1.9 million a year: WHO/ILO estimate

  • 36.4 million elderly, or 29%, the highest in the world--one in four working

  • Switzerland legalizes same-sex marriage: in referendum, 64% vote in favor

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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