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 Zenroren declares start of 2020 ‘shunto’ spring wage struggle (January 17, 2020)
 Several Mitsubishi workers committed suicide after power harassment (January 16, 2020)
 Hitachi subsidiary forces workers with work-related injuries to accept distant transfers  (January 9, 2020)
 Zenroren calls for winning minimum hourly wage hike to 1,500 yen in this year’s spring wage struggle (January 8, 2020)
 Performing artists stand up to gain eligibility for workers’ compensation insurance (December 24, 2019)
 Youth march for minimum wage hike to 1,500 yen across Japan (December 23, 2019)
 Labor think tank’s survey indicates need for better enforcement of ‘same work, same pay’ principle (December 23, 2019)
 Vietnamese students in Japan file damage suit against employment service provider’s fraudulent practices (December 17, 2019)
 Increase in precarious employment will cause ‘race to the bottom’ in Japan’s labor standards (December 12, 2019)
 Bill to introduce new work hour system increasing risk of ‘karoshi’ among public school teachers passes Lower House (November 20, 2019)
 Gov't draft guidelines to end power harassment will have opposite effect[Editorial] (November 19, 2019)
 Large corporations record highest profits by refusing to pay better wages to workers (November 9, 2019)
 Largest builders' union in Japan resolves to apply all their skills in post-disaster reconstruction work (October 31, 2019)
 Japanese union activists learn about South Korean labor movement (October 28, 2019)
 Gov’t plan to introduce variable working hour system will not reduce teachers’ excessively long working hours: expert (October 18, 2019)
 Growing income inequalities and increasing numbers of working poor (October 3, 2019)
 Overtime work violations found in 40% of inspected firms (September 27, 2019)
 More than 60% of freelancers experience 'power harassment' (September 11, 2019)
 Unions concerned about 1-year employment system for non-regular public workers (September 11, 2019)
 Hitachi punished for using foreign trainees in violation of law (September 8, 2019)
 Vietnamese trainees engaged in Fukushima decontamination work sue for damages (September 5, 2019)
 Abe gov’t clings to system criticized as hotbed of unfair dismissals (August 23, 2019)
 Tokyo labor relations office recognizes Meikai University's unfair labor practice (August 22, 2019)
 Labor dispute over Nissan dismissals of 5 contingent workers fully settled (August 20, 2019)
 Animation industry workers’ decades-long efforts for better working environment (August 19, 2019)
 Nearly 70% of nursing-care providers face labor shortage (August 17, 2019)
 1,768 firms instructed to pay 12.6 billion yen in back pay for overtime (August 14, 2019)
 Violations of work hour rules by transportation firms increase for fourth year in row (August 12, 2019)
 Labor Ministry’s panel turns its back on workers’ demand for minimum hourly wage increase to \1,000 nationwide (August 1, 2019)
 Tokio Marine & Nichido Ltd. decides to stop illegal use of flexible work schedule (July 31, 2019)
 Abe gov’t seeks to promote business-oriented policy on gig work (July 30, 2019)
 Majority of bar associations call for drastic minimum wage hike and elimination of regional income gaps (July 26, 2019)
 Symposium held to talk about issue of unpaid doctors at university hospitals  (July 18, 2019)
 Abe in praise of job growth, but it is largely due to insufficient pension benefits (July 18, 2019)
 Abe gov’t’s insufficient support for SMEs poses obstacle to implementing higher minimum wage (July 13, 2019)
 Abe government to cut its payroll by 30,000 workers (July 11, 2019)
 Discussions on minimum wage begin (July 5, 2019)
 More than 2K university hospital doctors working without pay (July 4, 2019)
 ILO’s anti-workplace harassment convention tool to protect human dignity: Zenroren vice chair (July 4, 2019)
 Male Asics employee sues sports giant for 'paternity' harassment (June 29, 2019)
 69% of inspected workplaces in Tokyo area found to violate labor law (June 27, 2019)
 Minimum hourly wage of 1,500 yen should become major focal point in Upper House election: Zenroren (June 25, 2019)
 Workplace gender gap hinders women workers from continuing careers (June 21, 2019)
 OECD survey finds teachers in Japan work longer than those in any other country  (June 21, 2019)
 Union petitions Industry Ministry to stop forcible job cuts by Renesas (June 20, 2019)
 Unionized medical workers file lawsuit against unilateral cuts in special work allowances (June 18, 2019)
 Society desired by ILO corresponds with what JCP seeks to create (June 16, 2019)
 Minimum wage hike to 1,500 yen across country necessary to cover basic daily needs: labor union survey (June 7, 2019)
 TEPCO decides to freeze its plan to have foreign workers engage in decommissioning work at Fukushima Daiichi NPP (May 24, 2019)
 Tokyo court nullifies Shukutoku University dismissal of 3 professors (May 24, 2019)



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