Labor Update Bulletin #81 (02/2020)

Mar 8, 2020

In this bulletin…

  • Government aid for wage increases to non-regular workers shows little sign of
    success: budget increased despite little use;

  • Taking nursing leave by the hour to become possible beginning January next year;

  • LSIO conducts inspection at office of Diet member Inoue Shinji on suspicion of Labor Standards Law violations;

  • Results of online survey suggests one in four doctors working at university hospitals go unpaid;

  • Unpaid overtime at Kasukabe City, Saitama, totals over 70 million yen since December 2016;

  • 150 file suit seeking “Equal pay for Equal Work” at Japan Post;

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Bank union abandons demand for across-the-board raises; accepts disparity based on evaluation;

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)