Labor Update Bulletin #150

Nov 2, 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…

  • Consistent support for worker education and changing jobs: achieve higher wages through labor mobility–Prime Minister Kishida
  • LSIO gives citation to Athénée Français: unpaid wages to French teacher
  • RIKEN releases policy on limited-term researchers’ continued employment
  • Unpaid overtime at more than 1,000 companies; some back-pay over \300 million
  • “Forced to quit because of pregnancy”: former technical intern to sue managing group
  • Court verdict orders Baiko Gakuin U. to back-pay \6.9 million in unfairly cut salary
  • Gap between spouses on housework and child-rearing unchanged for 15 years
  • Real wages down for 5 months in a row: 1.7% decline in August, impact of prices
  • IMF lowers economic growth prediction for 2023 to 2.7% due to compound shocks
  • Corporate goods price index for September the highest ever: prices of energy and materials rising

And more!

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