Labor Update Bulletin #143 (07/2022)

Jul 28, 2022

This bulletin contains information on law changes, government discussions, court decisions, and other labor issues in Japan. We hope that some of this information will also be of interest to activists, supporters of the General Union, and those who want to know more about labor issues in general in Japan.

View / Download the PDF

In this bulletin…

  • One in four companies guaranteeing opportunities to work until age 70: MHWL does first survey after enacting “duty of effort”
  • Statistics on foreign workers to be kept: wages and form of employment to be kept track of, data to be used to improve conditions and support employment
  • Childcare leave benefits for non-regular workers too: gov’t. considers fundamental revisions
  • “A significant ruling, in line with work-style reform”, say experts: teacher wins lawsuit over excessive work
  • Citation for university staff members’ unpaid overtime: overtime ordered to be paid to “deputy chiefs” recognized as “management in name only”
  • “Unfair to transfer to office work right after giving unlimited contract”: former teacher at Kyoto private high school sues school corporation
  • To hire or not: what are the reasons?–foreign non-regular employees
  • Partnership oath system to be introduced in July: Sakaiminato, first city in the two San’in prefectures
  • Last year’s tax revenue 67 trillion yen, breaking record for second year in a row; expenditures also grow
  • Economic effects of pandemic leave 1 in 10 people hungry worldwide; worsening hunger feared due to Ukraine invasion

And more!

View / Download the PDF