Labor Update Bulletin #53 (02/2019)

Mar 6, 2019

In this bulletin…

• “Work-Style Reform, school version” draft reports finished;

• Number of employed persons could decrease by as many as 12.85 million by 2040; “Participation by women and the elderly will be essential” – MHLW;

• “Deducting from evaluation for having a beard is illegal”: Osaka District Court orders compensation from Osaka City;

• Librarians continue to be made non-regular – yearly income 30% of a regular employee;

• Doctors’ union and bereaved families oppose 2,000-hour-a-year overtime proposal;

• “You are not a worker” shock to English teachers kept off of insurance;

• Osaka Superior Court says disparity in conditions for non-regular staff at Japan Post illegal.;

• Diet members to form association to aim for nationwide uniform minimum wage;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)