Labor Update Bulletin #136 (4/2022)

Apr 7, 2022

In this bulletin...

  • Government considering requiring companies to publish pay rates by gender, starting with large companies as soon as next year
  • Leave Support Benefit applications to be accepted until end of September, for the April-June period: MHWL
  • Enrollment of part-timers “at all companies”: gov’t. social security mtg. on Kosei Nenkin
  • “Report of Commission on Rules for Diversifying Labor Contracts”, March 30, 2022, MHWL
  • Unpaid wages for part-time teacher: LSIO citation to Tokai U. Urayasu High
  • Indictment for Naniwa Gakuin: charges of hiding teachers’ overtime
  • Limited-term researchers at Riken in danger of mass firings to avoid permanent contracts: union demands withdrawal
  • Settlement to be paid to woman whose part-time hours were restricted due to COVID-19: Osaka District Court
  • Bellco settles with fired employees who formed union–work conditions to be discussed
  • 2 million say they “want more work”
  • 88% say Japan’s economic disparity “severe”; to reduce it “raise the wage floor” say 51%
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)