Miyagi University Capitulates

Good news just in - Miyagi University has relented and will be offering unlimited term contracts to those who qualify. This comes after initial plans to fire (or otherwise non-renew) people.

The implementation of the new "5 Year Rule" has seen resistance from many employers across the country and (surprisingly) even from governmental employers. While the law is well intentioned, it needs to be strengthened with real penalties for breaking the law.

It is currently being left to unions to enforce.

Labor Standards Offices and the Labor Bureau are doing their best and and working with us.

However, they currently seem unable to do much other than give "written guidance" to employers who are breaking the law.

Read Kahoku Shimpo's Japanese article.

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