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 Iroren holds international symposium focusing on nurses working night shifts (September 7 & 8, 2016)
 Large corporations’ internal reserves hit record high while workers’ wages decline (September 2, 2016)
 Toshiba ordered to pay over 60 million yen in compensation for worker’s depression (September 1, 2016)
 Gov’t should eliminate garment industry’s illegal use of foreign trainees: Zenroren (August 24, 2016)
 Temporary teachers hold national meeting (August 20, 2016)
 Record number of illegal labor practices found among employers using foreign trainees (August 18, 2016)
 Japan’s actual unemployment rate is 8.4% (August 18, 2016)
 Court nullifies dismissals of union workers at facility for disabled (August 10, 2016)
 Abe seeks to undermine tripartite system in labor policy-making process (August 8, 2016)
 Zenroren resolves to put end to Abe’s runaway policies and win substantial minimum wage increase (July 29-31, 2016)
 Zenroren calls for government measures to eliminate human rights abuses against foreign trainees (July 29, 2016)
 Labor ministry’s panel proposal only widens regional minimum wage gaps (July 28, 2016)
 Newspaper workers’ unions call for defending freedom of the press (July 22, 2016)
 Minimum wage of 1,000 yen will boost consumer demand by 2.48 trillion yen (July 21, 2016)
 JMITU holds its regular convention (July 17 & 20, 2016)
 Union workers stop welfare facility operator delaying regular wage hikes (July 1, 2016)
 Construction workers call for better gov’t support for their health insurance system (June 29, 2016)
 JCP lawmaker’s Diet deliberations contribute to revising Sony’s overtime payment system (June 21, 2016)
 Sony workers’ union stands up to block ex-Sony subsidiary’s downsizing scheme (June 18, 2016)
 Labor ministry council begins discussing minimum wage hike (June 16, 2016)
 Shipyard subcontracted workers win court decision to revoke their unfair dismissals (June 10, 2016)
 Contingent workers at Tohoku Univ. fighting back against dismissal plan (June 8, 2016)
 Non-regular workers exchange experiences in minimum wage hike movements (June 5 & 7, 2016)
 Female firefighters group calls for female-friendly work environment (June 3, 2016)
 Part-time jobs for male workers increase while full-time jobs decline (June 2, 2016)
 70% of young workers complained about low wages: DYLJ survey (June 1, 2016)
 Use Upper House election to build an economy governed by rules (May 31, 2016)
 Unions hold rally to make higher minimum wage major issue in Upper House election (May 18, 2016)
 Many workers in quake-hit Kumamoto lose their jobs (May 17, 2016)
 Pay cuts for reemployed workers are illegal: district court (May 16, 2016)
 Labor Ministry’s panel begins discussing revision of subsidy program to assist in corporate downsizing (May 15, 2016)
 Shii in May Day rally calls for change of Abe gov’t in order to protect workers’ rights (May 2, 2016)
 87th May Day calls for end to Abe regime through cooperation with workers, opposition parties, peace activists, and citizens[Editorial] (May 1, 2016)
 High court recognizes suicide of city bus driver as work-related (April 23, 2016)
 Use of foreign trainees to cover Japan’s labor shortages is unacceptable: JCP Shimizu (April 21, 2016)
 4 opposition parties jointly submit a bill to regulate working hours (April 20, 2016)
 Young Japanese workers join in global day of action for minimum wage hike (April 16, 2016)
 Professional orchestra musicians win withdrawal of dismissals (April 12, 2016)
 Illegal labor practices and human rights abuses against foreign trainees unacceptable: JCP Hatano (April 7, 2016)
 Nurses’ excessive workloads cause high turnover rate: JCP Kurabayashi (April 5, 2016)
 JCP intervention puts a stop to drug maker’s downsizing plan (April 3, 2016)
 Delta Air Lines to convert contract Japanese CAs to regular workers (April 1, 2016)
 Bereaved family of worker who committed suicide from overwork sues box lunch franchise (March 30, 2016)
 More than \100,000 in annual wages of part-timers might not be calculated at 7-Elevens (March 29, 2016)
 Court invalidates IBM Japan’s dismissals of union workers (March 29, 2016)
 After union’s 40-year-long efforts, animation studio contract staff win worker status under Labor Standards Law (March 23, 2016)
 Unions protest against corporate response of giving only 1/2 of last year’s base pay hike (March 18, 2016)
 Eliminate poverty by raising minimum wages: union workers (March 10, 2016)
 Nurses put in unpaid overtime work worth 66,000 yen a month on average (March 8, 2016)
 Labor Ministry finds unpaid overtime totals 14.2 billion yen in 2014 (March 4, 2016)

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