Labour Update Bulletin #160

Mar 11, 2023

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In this bulletin:

  • Bonuses to be increased for non-regular staff at local government offices: aim is to start in 2024
  • Digital wage payments: MHWL planning to set up specialist department
  • “Fee amounts must be clearly indicated” to protect freelance workers: Cabinet decides on a bill, with fines for non-compliance
  • “Central Minimum Wage Commission Plenary Meeting Report on Guideline System”, Feb. 27, 2023, 9th Plenary Meeting on Guideline System
  • “Pay an appropriate wage”: part-time teacher at Kakegawa Nishi H.S. sends prefecture a Request for Measures
  • Modern artists form union, seeking improvement in exploitative situation
  • “All my classes and seminars were taken away”, Osaka Sangyo U. lecturer complains; result of his pointing out dean’s mistake?
  • Professors file complaint: “negotiation attitude lacking good faith”–prefectural Labor Commission orders Matsuyama U. to “deliver a letter of apology”; unfair labor practice recognized
  • CPI up 4.2% year-on-year: biggest rise in 41 years, 4 months
  • Welfare benefit applications up for third year in a row; main causes may be inflation and end of COVID-19 relief
  • Domestic companies’ ordinary profit down 2.8% in last quarter of last year

And more!!

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