Stagnant working conditions at Nova have seen our branch become more active and we have recently submitted demands to the company for collective bargaining in early December. Pass on the news to your colleagues. And also ask them to take our survey at bit.ly/novasurvey
On October 28th, the House of Representatives in plenary session heard an explanation of the aims of the proposed "Amendment" to the Labor Dispatch Law, which was then submitted to the Welfare and Labor Committee (W&LC). The W&LC has regular meetings on Wednesdays and Fridays, so in the worst-case scenario the bill could have potentially be steamrollered through on November 7th.
A labor standards office in Ishikawa Prefecture took an unusual move to determine that the suicide of an English-language instructor was caused by the extra work she was forced to do at home.
The woman had sent e-mails to colleagues and acquaintances lamenting the extra work. She also wept in phone calls to her father about her workload.
Thank you for your anonymous email from a hidden email address.
You wrote about a number of problems at your company that are most likely illegal. But what is the use of writing if you are unwilling to sit down and talk with us? We aren't the police, and we can't go storming in with batons and handcuffs, ready to arrest the owner.
It seems that the Abe government's goal is to make Japan "the world's easiest country to do business in". And so the notorious "white-collar exemption", already rejected once, has come up yet again. Presumably as a part of this, a debate has already begun at the Labor Policy Council within the Welfare and Labor Ministry over a new system, one that would drastically loosen the Labor Standards Law regulations on working hours, and would have wages decided not by hours worked, but by results achieved.
Does your school have specific rules about taking pictures with students, and about uploading them to social media?