Labor Update Bulletin #124 (10/2021)

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...

  • “Kishida Cabinet Ministers, Etc., Directory” Oct. 4, 2021--Cabinet Office
  • “Growth and Distribution” in new capitalism: benefits for non-regular workers and families with children--general policy speech
  • “Inspection and Study Manual for Eliminating Unreasonable Disparity in Treatment: Following the Part-Time and Limited-Term Workers Act”--MHWL
  • “Inspection and Study Manual for Eliminating Unreasonable Disparity in Treatment: Following the Amended Worker Dispatch Act”--MHWL
  • Lower house dissolved; election announced Oct. 19, to take place Oct. 31. Election campaigns begin
  • Public school teachers’ overtime lawsuit: plaintiffs’ claims rejected, but ruling “ground-breaking and progressive in contents”
  • Two teachers at Kadokawa Dowango Gakuen go on strike, seeking improvements in environment at “N High School”
  • Unfair labor practice at JR Group company
  • Work in hostess bar is as a worker, not a “contractor”: settlement grants de facto overtime pay
  • Labor Commission orders employment of after-school teachers: “Dormy Inn” parent company
  • Agreement on international minimum rate of 15% for corporate tax, aimed to be introduced in 2023
  • IMF revises world economic growth prediction downward, U.S. by 1 whole point
  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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