Labor Update Bulletin #14 (08/2017)

Aug 22, 2017


In this bulletin…

• Japan Professional Baseball Players’ Association demands written notice of proposed amount from Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) before renewing contracts;

79% of irregular employees favor “equal pay for equal work”;

• Over 40% of workers “don’t know about [overtime] agreements”;

• Japan’s labor shortage is worsening;

• “When can I start collecting a pension?” Age 70 and over to be considered;

• Wages are not rising;

• Minimum wage up 3%.

(Translated from Japanese)