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 JAL pilots strongly oppose proposed extension of flight hours (October 22, 2016)
 Gov’t’s plan to restart NPPs causes suicide from overwork: JCP Takahashi (October 22, 2016)
 Foreign trainee program without freedom to choose where to work violates human rights: JCP Hatano (October 22, 2016)
 Aviation safety cannot be ensured without good working conditions (October 20, 2016)
 JCP’s efforts lead to victory of 7-Eleven workers fighting against wage theft (October 19, 2016)
 Emirates ordered to revoke dismissals of 3 Japanese union workers (October 15, 2016)
 Labor Ministry okays limit-exceeding extra work if it’s for restart of N-reactors (October 13, 2016)
 Bereaved family and Japan Post reach settlement over worker’s suicide (October 13, 2016)
 JCP Takahashi demands legal limit for overtime hours (October 13, 2016)
 Eliminate overwork driving workers to death (October 12, 2016)
 Gov’t inability to respond coherently revealed by JCP Koike’s questioning in Diet (October 9, 2016)
 Dentsu worker’s suicide recognized as work-related (October 8, 2016)
 PM Abe’s panel on labor law revision ignores ILO principle of tripartite consultation (September 28, 2016)
 Supreme Court recognizes JAL’s unfair labor practices over mass dismissal (September 25, 2016)
 Female factory workers, the initiator of Japan’s 1st labor strike (September 22 & 23, 2016)
 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)

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