Labor Update Bulletin #139 (5/2022)

May 20, 2022

In this bulletin...

  • LDP plans to strengthen ties with groups sympathetic to party’s policies: Motegi
  • Teachers’ license renewal system abolished–law amendment passes
  • Yoshinoya refuses participation in recruitment event to student it assumed was a foreign national; criticized for discriminatory treatment
  • “Rejection of Hansen’s Disease Museum curators is an unfair labor practice” says Tokyo Labor Commission in relief order
  • Unfair labor practice at Kindai: “refusal of bargaining without legitimate reason”–Osaka Labor Commission
  • At Tohoku U., 239 researchers fear losing jobs at end of 2022 school year
  • “80-160 hours a month of overtime work without pay”: nursery school ordered to back-pay \7.9 million
  • All teachers except principal go on strike, canceling classes–April salary unpaid at Wakayama private high school
  • Number of children sets new low record at 14.65 million; number of under-15s declines for 41 years in a row
  • Over 60% of those with yearly incomes under \4 million say “3 days off a week is impossible”–weekends becoming busy periods
  • Teacher shortages at many public schools in the new school year; self-study continues, vice-principals teaching–effects on children’s learning
  • March cash wages grow from last year, but rising prices mean real wages down
  • Teacher shortages at 4 in 10 public schools; professors do survey, recommend increasing numbers
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)