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 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)
 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)

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