Labor Update Bulletin #126 (11/2021)

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...

  • Supplementary budget for coronavirus measures aimed for by end of year: Chief Cabinet Secretary
  • “Urgent Proposal: Towards the Beginning of a “New Capitalism” to Open a Path to the Future”: Nov. 8, 2021: New Capitalism Council
  • Subsidy special measures to be reduced after New Year; government to continue them until March for companies in trouble
  • Popular cake shop “squeezing will to work out of us”: overtime of more than 100 hours becomes commonplace--no improvement even after citation
  • Indictment sent to Kyoto district prosecutor: charges of falsifying Labor Bureau document
  • “Fake subcontracting” found at Toli: direct employment by de-facto system--Osaka Superior Court verdict
  • Union of “freelance” transport-industry drivers send demands seeking improved treatment
  • All seats decided in lower house election: LDP “overwhelming majority”, Ishin becomes third-largest party
  • World COVID deaths top 5 million; “pandemic far from over”--WHO
  • August welfare applications number over 19,000; four months in a row higher than corresponding months of last year
  • Aned more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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