Labor Update Bulletin #127 (11/2021)

Dec 3, 2021

In this bulletin…

  • “Q&A on Revisions to Shobyo Teate (sickness/disability allowance) and Voluntary Insurance Continuation System”: Insurance Bureau, Insurance Section, MHWL
  • “Power harassment prevention measures” to be made mandatory for small and mid-size businesses starting April 1, 2022
  • Immigration Agency to rethink Special Skills visa: road to permanent residency widens for foreign workers
  • Leave support payments to be reduced starting January, employment subsidies as well: MHWL
  • Multiple postmasters in Hiroshima leave workplaces, put up election posters: “directed to take paid leave”
  • Mie U. may have left affiliated school teachers’ overtime unpaid for 17 years, since shift to national university corporation–unknown number affected
  • Hamamatsu City to make ordinance to eliminate discrimination: forbids “outing” people’s sexual orientation, etc.
  • GDP much worse than private estimate; government’s recovery scenario “almost impossible”
  • Shunto goal “company minimum wage of at least \1,150”: RENGO increases demand amount
  • “Long-term jobless”, unemployed for a year or more, number an average of 660,000 each month: unemployment becoming longer-term
  • After changing jobs, more say pay “decreased” than “increased”: 2020 government survey
  • Remittances by migrant workers to increase by 7% in 2021–World Bank prediction shows growth even amid pandemic
  • Keidanren issues statement: “remote work not necessary in current conditions”
  • City of Soja to introduce “familyship” for common-law couples and family members living with them
  • Aned more!

(Translated from Japanese)