Labor Update Bulletin #109 (03/2021)

Apr 12, 2021

In this bulletin…

  • “DV protection: expand to cover mental and sexual violence”, proposes Cabinet investigating committee
  • Information on “Subsidy to Support Balancing Work and Family” for fiscal 2021
  • Unpaid overtime comes to light at Shimane Prefectural Central Hospital–approximately ¥180 million to be paid (Izumo, Shimane)
  • Settlement of ¥400 million agreed to over deduction of overtime from commission – Kokusai Motorcars
  • Three successive Yamagata LSIO chiefs made interested groups pay food and drink tab
  • Kagawa University makes outsourcing contracts with 400 part-time lecturers; MEXT seeks report of situation
  • Percentage of women in national legislatures: Japan ranks 166th in world, with 9.9%
  • Real wages down 0.1% in January, 11th month in a row of decreases – Monthly Labor Survey
  • Japan the second-worst country for women to work in: Economist ranking
  • “Non-recognition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional” says Sapporo District
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)