Labor Update Bulletin #125 (10/2021)

Nov 7, 2021

In this bulletin…

  • Subsidy special measures: details unchanged, extended through December–MHWL
  • Kansai U. settles with school teacher who blew whistle on illegal overtime, withdraws firing: Osaka District Court
  • Managerial allowance unpaid due to “hatred of union members”: unfair labor practice at disabled people’s facility–Tokyo Superior Court
  • “Suffering in poverty”: part-time university lecturers send demand to government and opposition parties for improvement in pay
  • Emails after clocking out are “working time”: Tokyo District Court orders karoshi compensation
  • Only 2% of technical interns return after childbirth over past three years: some give up to avoid family separation
  • Deaths from work accidents on the rise again, pandemic a burden: transport, retail, and elder-care
  • RENGO to demand 2% raises, aims to fix disparities: 2022 Shunto plan+
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)