Labor Update Bulletin #134 (3/2022)

Mar 13, 2022

In this bulletin...

  • Employment Adjustment Subsidy Special Measures extended through June: MHWL
  • People from their mid-30s to their mid-50s earn over \1 million less than those who were the same age 20-some years ago: Cabinet Office
  • Unpaid premium wages at national university affiliated schools total over \1.5 billion–citations, etc., to 24 institutions
  • Depression after working 223 hours of overtime in a month: online sales company ordered to pay damages
  • Chiba U. limited-term staffer “on the job for 10 years” but unable to switch to permanent: union claims “evasion of 5-year rule”
  • U.S. women’s soccer team reaches agreement with association on equal pay with men
  • Company sues Vietnamese strikers for \2 million: caramel candy company Hanabatake Farm
  • Use of alias approved for city staffers with gender dysphoria: Ginowan, Okinawa
  • LDP indicates “policy talks with RENGO” in their policy plan: “will work together to raise wages”ng work difficult
  • Welfare benefit applications last year 5.1% up on previous year: pandemic effects linger
  • Gender gap: Japan in “103rd place”
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)