Labour Update Bulletin #157

Jan 30, 2023

This bulletin contains information on law changes that have either passed, or are being discussed, in parliament, court decisions, and other labor issues in Japan that are of interest to activists.

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In this bulletin:

  • Limited to unliimited-term “switch rule”: companies to be required to clearly indicate conditions
  • Childcare benefit to be established for non-regular workers, a government plan to deal with declining birthrate–funding from Social Insurance
  • MHWL creates “Wage Increase Special Page” on website
  • In New York, 7,000 nurses go on strike seeking improved work conditions
  • Tokai U. Sapporo part-time lecturer to strike on the 17th: seeks withdrawal of firing
  • l32.6% of student arubaito workers experience trouble such as long hours, bullying and harassment
  • Switching to unlimited-term employment: who is covered by the 10-year special rule? Osaka Superior Court makes a ruling
  • Real wages for last November down by 3.8% year-on-year; biggest drop since 2014
  • Prices in Tokyo up by 4.0%: in December, gas 36.9%, food 7.5%–largest rise in 40 years
  • Unemployment insurance for torchbearers of culture: Spain to give support to actors and musicians
  • Corporate goods prices up 10.2% last December from effects of high cost of materials; record 9.7% annual; burden on household finances may increase even more

And more!

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