Labor Update Bulletin #43 (09/2018)

Oct 11, 2018

In this bulletin…

• Expansion of eligibility for Welfare Pension (Kosei Nenkin): increased enrollment of part-timers to be discussed;

• MHWL presents draft guidelines on “equal pay for equal work”;

• Government considers extending working age to 70;

• Budget request for 2019: total amount goes to 102 trillion, 765.8 billion yen;

• Attacked by a customer and suffering PTSD, saleswoman sues Sumitomo Life;

• Employment of handicapped people: officials at central government offices testify to intentionally inflating numbers by “adding in deceased staff”;

• Foreign teachers who handed out protest leaflets not allowed to attend graduation ceremony: unfair labor practice judgement appropriate – Osaka Superior Court;

• Osaka City eliminates gender field on application to take employment exam;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)