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 Part-time teachers at public junior high schools win payments for unpaid overtime (November 24, 2020)
 Teachers' union formed at Yamaha music school (November 20, 2020)
 Labor Ministry urges large firms to pay leave allowance to non-regular workers due to labor union and JCP efforts (November 13, 2020)
 Nearly 10 billion yen in back pay for overtime paid in FY 2019 (November 5, 2020)
 Top court rules unequal treatment of non-regular postal workers to be unreasonable (October 16, 2020)
 Supreme Court OKs unequal treatment of regular and non-regular workers (October 14, 2020)
 Hitachi subsidiary worker with help from union rebuffs forced resignation (October 13, 2020)
 Record high of 4K foreign nationals working in Japan die from occupational accidents (October 1, 2020)
 Union and JCP efforts lead to extension of COVID-19 grants to small firm workers (September 27, 2020)
 80% of public health centers fight against COVID-19 crisis understaffed (September 25, 2020)
 Coronavirus crisis raises risk of increasing labor exploitation in digital economy (September 8, 2020)
 Part-time café staff go on strike, seeking compensation for corona-caused leave (September 4, 2020)
 Non-regular workers dismissed for sake of corporate survival during COVID-19 recession (September 3, 2020)
 Nearly 40% of hospital doctors work overtime exceeding gov’t-set danger line for death from overwork (September 2, 2020)
 JCP Koike: workers' accident compensation insurance should cover corona-infected actors (August 26, 2020)
 Corona crisis clearly demonstrates the need to raise minimum hourly wages (August 22, 2020)
 Average hourly minimum wage to be 902 yen in 2020, up only 1 yen (August 22, 2020)
 First woman head elected in Zenroren regular convention (July 31, 2020)
 Labor Ministry’s panel gives in to business circles’ pressure not to raise minimum wages (July 23, 2020)
 Pressed by union efforts, university hospital in Tokyo withdraws no-bonus decision (July 19, 2020)
 Union members sue Udon-noodle soup chain, seeking withdrawal of unfair dismissals (July 15, 2020)
 JCP Miyamoto urges gov’t to stop reducing numbers of ministry workers dedicated to fighting COVID-19 (July 2, 2020)
 1,500 yen nationwide minimum wage necessary to survive long-term fight against coronavirus: Zenroren (June 27, 2020)
 JMITU wins compensation for lost income of corona-affected contract workers at NTT subsidiary (June 22, 2020)
 Government workers despite cuts in workforce and budget fight hard against COVID-19 crisis (June 20, 2020)
 English teachers for children win direct employment by private academy (June 13, 2020)
 Death of sushi restaurant manager recognized as work-related (June 12, 2020)
 110K signatures submitted for minimum wage hike and for demand to protect workers’ livelihoods from corona recession (June 5, 2020)
 Non-regular workers account for half of coronavirus-caused dismissals (June 4, 2020)
 Agency worker at Honda subsidiary: Knowing nothing about workers' rights, we are treated like doormats (June 1, 2020)
 Amid coronavirus crisis, number of women non-regular workers decreases by 1 million (May 31, 2020)
 Hotel managers file lawsuit demanding withdrawal of unfair dismissals during coronavirus crisis (May 29, 2020)
 Union stands up against unfair dismissals by Udon-noodle chain under pretext of corona crisis (May 29, 2020)
 JMITU members urge their employers to secure jobs and wage payments during COVID-19 crisis (May 21, 2020)
 Role of labor unions vital to overcome corona-induced calamity (May 4, 2020)
 Workers in online May Day rallies: Loss-of-income benefits essential during COVID-19 crisis (May 2, 2020)
 Shii gives solidarity speech in online May Day rally (May 2, 2020)
 7 unions in building industry call for protection of workers from COVID-19 (April 29, 2020)
 Motion picture workers demand government support for their economic distress caused by coronavirus outbreak (April 28, 2020)
 Limo company agrees with union to maintain employment (April 25, 2020)
 Tokyo-based taxi firm uses the coronavirus crisis as pretext to force 600 drivers to accept early retirement (April 12 & 16, 2020)
 Protect workers from unfair dismissals under coronavirus outbreak[Editorial] (April 10, 2020)
 Labor union in Japan begins fight against US Dow Chemical’s unfair labor practice (April 9, 2020)
 COVID-19 crisis illuminates anew need to solve serious labor shortage facing nursing-care industry (April 6, 2020)
 Revised law on elderly employment enacted without workers' rights protection (April 1, 2020)
 H-bomb test victims file suit seeking seamen's compensation (March 31, 2020)
 Workers with disabilities in Tokyo form union (March 31, 2020)
 Ban on unequal treatment of regular and non-regular workers to be enforced[Editorial] (March 31, 2020)
 Court rules Hitachi's policy of holding individual interviews to press for early retirement to be illegal (March 25, 2020)
 Construction workers begin court battle to win compensation for health damage from asbestos (March 25, 2020)



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