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 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)
 Cruel working conditions at Olympic construction sites (May 23, 2019)
 Number of workplace accidents involving foreign workers increasing (May 23, 2019)
 Japanese, UK, US, and Korean public service workers share experiences of struggles against outsourcing (May 21, 2019)
 Workers’ hourly earnings decrease in Japan over last 20 yrs. unlike other major countries (May 18, 2019)
 NHK contract staff union again wins court ruling in support of union’s claim (May 16, 2019)
 More than 40% of nurses at municipal hospitals experience ‘power harassment’: union survey (May 14, 2019)
 Rallies in celebration of 90th May Day in Japan take place at 294 locations across nation (May 2, 2019)
 New visa system launched without adequate preparations to accept more foreign workers[Editorial] (April 26, 2019)
 Gov’t argues against TEPCO’s plan to use foreign workers for decommissioning work at Fukushima Daiichi NPP (April 24, 2019)
 Low pay and aging of workers create critical crisis in nursing-care industry (April 23, 2019)
 TEPCO intends to accept foreign workers to work on decommissioning Fukushima Daiichi NPP (April 20, 2019)
 Corporations driving workers to ‘karoshi’ certified as worker-friendly by Labor Minister (April 19, 2019)
 Zenroren holds internationally-coordinated event with SEIU (April 18, 2019)
 JMITU asks French ambassador for cooperation in settling Nissan labor dispute (April 18, 2019)
 Dockworkers stage 48-hour strike (April 16, 2019)
 Japan reluctant to ratify ILO conventions (April 11, 2019)
 Suicide of worker at JAXA contract company recognized as work-related (April 4, 2019)
 Another 43 deaths of foreign trainees detected in new report (March 30, 2019)
 Labor Ministry panel imposes on doctors monthly overtime cap twice as high as gov’t-set danger line for ‘karoshi’ (March 29, 2019)
 Truck drivers seek wage hike and transport safety (March 28, 2019)
 Workers walk out in protest against corporate response offering tiny pay hike (March 14&15, 2019)
 Increasing number of foreign trainees used in violation of labor laws (March 15, 2019)
 JCP Fujino: New residence status lacks protection of foreign workers’ human rights (March 14, 2019)
 Japan’s low public sector worker density leads to low public service levels (March 12, 2019)
 Day of action held to push companies to offer drastic wage hike in this year’s ‘shunto’ talks (March 8, 2019)
 Over 70% of job gains under Abenomics are non-regular jobs (March 7, 2019)
 Hitachi and its group companies instructed to abide by rules pertaining to foreign trainee program (March 6, 2019)



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