Labor Update Bulletin #86 (05/2020)

May 10, 2020

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In this bulletin…

  • “Special grant of 1 trillion yen can be used to compensate for closures”: government changes policy
  • Employment adjustment subsidies to see further expansion
  • Companies to be required to let pregnant women take time off, based on doctor’s judgment
  • Fuji Soba, with sales down due to COVID-19, gives full compensation for cut shifts in response to union demand
  • NOVA insists teachers come to work, even for online lessons — teachers may strike
  • Dispatch and contract employees “no choice but to come in to work”: more and more complaints during COVID-19 crisis
  • Man punished for attending meeting without a mask because he “wasn’t able to buy one”
  • Government assess economy to be “deteriorating” for the first time in 11 years
  • 260,000 fewer non-regular workers due to coronavirus: record drop

And more!

(Translated from Japanese)