Labor Update Bulletin #149

Oct 5, 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.

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In this bulletin…

  • “Direction of Legislation for Fairness in Business Involving Freelance Workers”
  • Childbirth/Childcare Lump-Sum Benefit: over-75s to bear part of cost? Government deliberates
  • District Court orders national government to pay 1.65 million in case of Cameroonian man who died in immigration detention
  • Amazon contractor orders delivery driver to use other person’s ID: working hours over limit
  • Former teachers at SOLA Gakuen sue school, saying contract renewals are invalid: case goes to Naha District Court
  • Five-year-old decision overturned, death of Mitsubishi Fuso employee recognized as from overwork: harsh environment, even under the “80 hours a month” limit
  • Compensation denied for housekeeper’s sudden death–Tokyo District Court
  • Number of working elderly increases eighteen years in a row; now “one in two” of those aged 65-69–Interior Ministry statistics
  • CPI up 2.8% in August; biggest rise in 31 years, except for consumption tax hike
  • Women’s average pay over 3 million for first time; gender gap still wide, with women’s pay 55% of men’s–National Tax Agency

And more!

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