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 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)
 Union survey: 80% of nursing-care workers state that PM Abe’s measures did not lead to wage increase (February 27, 2016)
 Ex-fishermen in Kochi apply for workers compensation for radiation exposure from Bikini Atoll H-bomb test (February 27, 2016)
 Contingent workers’ lifetime wages are half of regular workers’ (February 26, 2016)
 Zenroren releases results of regular survey on women workers (February 25, 2016)
 Dismissal aimed at busting workers’ union is illegal: high court (February 20, 2016)
 Olympus worker wins settlement in lawsuit over unfair treatment due to whistleblowing (February 19, 2016)
 Coffee shop worker reaches court-mediated-settlement over unfair dismissal (February 17, 2016)
 Opera singer wins out-of-court settlement over labor dispute with New National Theater (February 12, 2016)
 Gap in regional minimum wages weakens local economies: JCP Shimazu (February 10, 2016)
 Workers stand up against Toshiba’s massive downsizing plan (February 7, 2016)
 Gov’t’s plan to cut public job placement services would undermine people’s right to work (February 3, 2016)
 JMIU and telecommunication workers’ union form a new union (February 2, 2016)
 Koike: ‘Same job same pay’ principle should be written into labor law (February 1, 2016)
 Court nullifies Japan Post’s dismissal of contract worker (January 29, 2016)
 Union workers ready themselves for spring wage offensive (January 28, 2016)
 ‘Early-bird shift’ system for gov’t employees has little effect in reducing overtime work (January 27, 2016)
 7 laid-off Shiseido temps win out-of-court settlement (January 26, 2016)
 Keidanren dislikes calling proposed bill the ‘zero-overtime payment’ bill (January 26, 2016)
 Drivers’ union condemns deregulation in bus business (January 22, 2016)
 Court disapproves of recognizing flight mechanic as having died from overwork (January 22, 2016)
 Labor think tank: monthly pay hike of 59,000 yen is possible (January 21, 2016)
 Keidanren in wage negotiation guidelines takes hostile stance toward elimination of wage gaps (January 20, 2016)
 Demanding pay raise, union workers surround bldg. of biggest business lobby (January 14, 2016)
 Youth stand up demanding minimum wage hike (January 13, 2016)
 Victims of 1954 US H-bomb test will apply for seamen’s compensation (January 13, 2016 )
 Metropolitan labor authorities order company to negotiate with union (January 9, 2016)
 Zenroren local union in Shizuoka is fighting for minimum wage hike (January 6, 2016)

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