Labor Update Bulletin #8 (06/2017)

Jun 25, 2017


In this bulletin…

• 90% believe that “penalties should be stricter for cruelly long hours”
• LDF project team to propose making use of foreign students in the workforce
• 60% of JHS teachers at the karoshi line (equivalent to 80 hours of overtime per month)
• May 2017 household budget survey preliminary figures announced
• Families of karoshi victims are apprehensive about overtime limit regulation
• Debates begin on concrete plans for “equal pay”
• “Four days off in six months” recognized as karoshi, even though overtime was under the national limit
• Number of children under 15 years of age decreases for the 36th year in a row

(Translated from Japanese)