Labor Update Bulletin #138 (4/2022)

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...

  • Childbirth benefit “increase to about 450,000 yen” to be proposed by Diet LDP caucus; average cost in Tokyo 600,000 yen
  • Inclusion of freelancers considered, full insurance coverage of all working people aimed for: government’s expert panel
  • Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno to attend May Day
  • Afterschool teacher firings: company settles with payment more than total wages
  • One in six elementary and junior-high teachers asked to under-report work hours
  • Population totals 125.5 million, a decline of 640,000--2021 shows the highest rate of decline ever
  • LDP vice-president Aso: “stronger relations with RENGO in order to realize policies”
  • 420,000 yen childbirth benefit “not enough”: private group’s survey says only 7% could cover costs
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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