Labor Update Bulletin #125 (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...

  • Subsidy special measures: details unchanged, extended through December--MHWL
  • Kansai U. settles with school teacher who blew whistle on illegal overtime, withdraws firing: Osaka District Court
  • Managerial allowance unpaid due to “hatred of union members”: unfair labor practice at disabled people’s facility--Tokyo Superior Court
  • “Suffering in poverty”: part-time university lecturers send demand to government and opposition parties for improvement in pay
  • Emails after clocking out are “working time”: Tokyo District Court orders karoshi compensation
  • Only 2% of technical interns return after childbirth over past three years: some give up to avoid family separation
  • Deaths from work accidents on the rise again, pandemic a burden: transport, retail, and elder-care
  • RENGO to demand 2% raises, aims to fix disparities: 2022 Shunto plan+
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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