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 High court recognizes Toyota subcontractor worker’s death as work-related (February 25, 2017)
 Lifetime wages for part-timers are \100 mil. less than for full-timers (February 25, 2017)
 60% of nursing-care facilities force workers to work 16 hour shifts: Union survey (February 18, 2017)
 Gov’t seeks to set overtime at 720 hours a year, two times longer than current limit (February 16, 2017)
 Workers at Japan’s major manufacturing companies work 2,000 hours a year (February 15, 2017)
 Union: Save airline pilots from overwork-induced death (February 10, 2017)
 Protect public workers from working themselves to death: JCP Umemura (February 9, 2017)
 Keidanren exec firms force workers to work overtime exceeding danger line of death from overwork (February 4, 2017)
 Labor bureau begins probe into labor law violations by low-cost travel agency (February 1&2, 2017)
 Unions ready for this year’s spring labor-management wage negotiations (February 2, 2017)
 Proportion of non-regular workers hits all-time high (February 2, 2017)
 Tamura: Dentsu uses ‘work hour self-report system’ to evade overtime rules (February 1, 2017)
 President of company in violation of labor laws appointed as member of Labor Ministry panel (February 1, 2017)
 Co-op in Fukuoka applies ‘same work, same pay’ principle (January 29, 2017)
 Zenroren resolves to fight for substantial wage hikes for all workers (January 26 & 27, 2017)
 Use of 1% of internal reserves will create 490,000 new jobs (January 26, 2017)
 Labor Ministry council okays gap in regional minimum wages (January 26, 2017)
 Labor bureau instructs KEPCO president to stop forcing workers to work long hours (January 23, 2017)
 2017 spring struggle for 20,000 yen monthly wage hike begins (January 19 & 20, 2017)
 Keidanren sticks to its collapsed policy regarding wage increase (January 19, 2017)
  Labor Ministry instructs 6,659 business entities to rectify breaches of labor laws  (January 19, 2017)
 ‘Evil corporation award’-winning company takes it out on union (January 13 and 14, 2017)
 Education ministry puts brake on firing of part-time university teachers (January 12 & 14, 2017)
 Mitsubishi Electric referred to prosecutors for violation of work hour rules (January 12, 2017)
 Union campaign blocks planned closure of public hospital (January 11, 2017)
 JMITU local at IT firm wins in labor talks for cuts in overwork (January 10, 2017)
 Non-regular postal workers fighting in court for fair treatment (January 6, 2017)
 Dentsu accused of violating work hour rules (December 28 and 29, 2016)
 Low-pay, long hours are becoming common among dental technicians (December 26, 2016)
 Broadcast workers fight back against pressure from Abe gov’t (December 21, 2016)
 Labor Ministry panel recommends abandoning ‘tripartite principle’ (December 16, 2016)
 Number of low-wage non-regular female workers is increasing (December 15, 2016)
 1.4 million temps at large companies earn less than 2 million yen in annual income (December 4, 2016)
 Unionized taxi drivers win withdrawal of their unfair dismissals (December 1, 2016)
 Young people want jobs that generate hope for future (November 29, 2016)
 Japan needs work hour regulations that actually work (November 29, 2016)
 Bill to expand use of controversial foreign trainee program enacted (November 19, 2016)
 Labor bureau instructs major delivery company to stop wage theft (November 17, 2016)
 Local Zenroren official is for 1st time appointed to Hokkaido labor relations commission (November 17, 2016)
 4 opposition parties jointly propose bill to prevent excessive working hours (November 16, 2016)
 It’s too early to accept foreign trainees in nursing-care industry: JCP Kurabayashi (November 11, 2016)
 70% of non-regular contracted school librarians earn less than 2 million yen a year: teachers’ union (November 9, 2016)
 Dentsu raided over violation of work hour rules (November 8, 2016)
 Ex-official of major insurer examines workmen’s compensation (November 6, 2016)
 JCP-proposed statement for higher minimum wage adopted by Aichi Pref. Assembly (November 2, 2016)
 TEPCO worker seeks official recognition of his depression as caused by Fukushima damage-related work (November 1, 2016)
 Tohoku Univ. will review plan to dismiss fixed-term contract workers (November 1, 2016)
 Former Labor Minister apologizes for certifying Dentsu as ‘worker-friendly’ company (October 31, 2016)
 Truck drivers’ being overworked due to deregulation triggers major accidents (October 31, 2016)
 Dentsu was certified as ‘worker-friendly company’ (October 26, 2016)

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