Labor Update Bulletin #129 (12/2021)

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...

  • Reiwa 3 [2021] supplementary budget passes: general account expenditure a new record of \35 trillion
  • Employment insurance premiums to be raised to 0.6% next October: gov’t.
  • In Regard to the Amended Family and Child Care Leave Act (MHWL)
  • Record-setting \107 trillion budget proposal for next year decided by Cabinet: 34% of revenue is debt
  • 160 lawyers across country form network to reform Immigration Bureau
  • Amagasaki city government official who confessed sexual orientation told by bosses that “coming out to citizens is inappropriate”, resigns in despair: “shocked that they condone the lack of understanding”
  • Teachers’ overtime work averages more than “karoshi line”, some have “zero-minute breaks”: Nikkyoso
  • Work injury recognized even under karoshi line: LSIO revises decision, considers late-night work etc.
  • Number of union members down for first time in seven years; part-timers decrease for first time: MHWL
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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