JCP asks government to protect women part-time workers

The Japanese Communist Party has submitted to the government a JCP proposal for protecting women part-time workers against worsening working condition by strictly applying the existing labor laws to improve their livelihood.

On May 25, the JCP's women members of parliament comprising the JCP commission on women's equality visited the Cabinet Office.

The JCP proposal contains four majors demands to be urgently met by the government: the regulation of arbitrary dismissals; employers' full compliance with the current labor laws, including the provision of paid leaves; an increase in hourly wages; and the creation of government services to deal with workers' complaints.

In the meeting with the vice cabinet secretary, the representatives denounced discrimination against non-regular women workers who now account for nearly 70 percent of the total of the 10 million contingent workforce of the country. (end)