Labor Update Bulletin #98 (10/2020)

Oct 29, 2020

In this bulletin…

  • Employment adjustment subsidies top ¥1.5 trillion – government considers other sources of funding;
  • Public servants’ bonuses cut for first time in 10 years, due to coronavirus effects;
  • Corona-related: fired for moonlighting in nightlife job, woman to file for labor tribunal;
  • Former limited-term Social Welfare Council staff members settle over dismissal: contracts canceled to avoid switch to unlimited-term;
  • Former contract employees seeking severance pay have claim rejected: Supreme Court;
  • Conditions for non-regular contract staff at post offices “illegal due to unreasonable disparity” as judged by Supreme Court;
  • Coronavirus pandemic “speeds up the widening of the education gap”: of those with yearly income less than ¥4 million – three in ten have no computer or tablet;
  • Number of non-regular workers higher than ever
  • Opposition parties confer on non-regular workers
  • Collection of signatures begins on petition for LGBT equality law: “a law as a legacy of the Tokyo Olympics”
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)