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 Toyota stops evading law in its use of temporary workers after being exposed by JCP chair in Diet  (November 9, 2008)
 Large corporations unilaterally stop hiring temporary workers (November 7, 2008)
 Aso Cabinet approves bill to revise Worker Dispatch Law (November 5, 2008 )
 Labor think tank proposes economic recovery by stimulating domestic demand (November 1, 2008)
 Nagoya District Court orders Toyota and Denso to pay compensation for work-related mental depression (October 31, 2008 )
 High Court recognizes nurse’s death from overwork as work-related (October 31, 2008 )
 People’s Spring Struggle Joint Committee holds meeting to discuss 2009 struggle (October 30, 2008 )
 Toyota fires workers even while earning one trillion dollars in profit (October 26, 2008)
 JCP Shii calls for drastic revision of the Worker Dispatch Law (October 8, 2008)
 Shii exposes Toyota’s evasion of law to use temporary workers as long as it can (October 8, 2008)
 Electronics workers call for Worker Dispatch Law to be reviewed (September 23, 2008 )
 More than 10 million working people in Japan live on less than 2 million yen a year (September 20, 2008)
 Shii talks with temporary workers at Toyota  (September 17, 2008)
 Shii calls on youth to join hands for decent work rules (September 10, 2008 )
 Public turns their attention to Zenroren  (September 10, 2008 )
 Opposition parties jointly urge government to give guidance to employers to end abuse of contingent workers (September 9, 2008)
 Zenroren urges government to take measures to help reduce hardships  (August 26, 2008)
 Fixed-term workers at Canon to receive 40,000-yen in lay-off compensation  (August 24, 2008)
 Contingent workers’ group urges Labor Ministry to regulate use of temps disguised as independent contractors  (August 22, 2008)
 Zenroren opens national ‘contingent workers center’ (August 22, 2008)
 Casualties among temp workers nine times more in just three years (August 22, 2008)
 Kyoto broadcast workers’ union wins full-time position for contingent workers (August 20, 2008)
 No increase in government employee wages  (August 12-13, 2008)
 Relief order issued for Nestle Japan workers (August 13, 2008)
 15-yen increase in minimum wage is far from enough to eliminate poverty (August 6, 2008)
 Government panel calls for ban on use of temporary workers for day labor (July 29, 2008)
 Labor ministry must work to drastically revise worker dispatch law [Editorial] (July 29, 2008)
 Nestlé harasses workers victorious in court battle (July 29, 2008)
 Zenroren elects new leadership (July 26, 2008)
 Shii calls for a radical revision of labor laws to eradicate disposable labor (July 26, 2008)
 JCP Ichida speaks at Zenroren convention (July 25, 2008)
 Zenroren holds 23rd Regular Convention (July 24, 2008)
 Death of a non-regular restaurant manager recognized as ‘Karoshi’ (July 18, 2008)
 Many government employees fear they might die from overwork (July 17, 2008)
 Labor standards inspection office recognizes a Toyota engineer’s death as ‘Karoshi’ (July 9, 2008)
 Canon says it no longer uses temporary workers at its manufacturing workplaces (July 1, 2008)
 Revise Worker Dispatch Law now![Editorial] (June 30, 2008)
 Zenroren says government is doing too little to increase minimum wage (June 25, 2008)
 Zenroren holds a symposium on foreign trainees program (June 24, 2008)
 Unions stage action demanding minimum wage increase to 1,000 yen (June 21, 2008)
 Fukuoka City to cut national health insurance premium rates (June 17, 2008)
 Labor Standards Inspection Office recognizes Canon worker’s suicide as work-related (June 14, 2008)
 JCP votes against bill to ‘reform’ government employees system  (June 7, 2008)
 Zenroren urges government to end heartless policy for the elderly, youth, and workers (May 31, 2008)
 Public employee demands Tokyo Metropolitan Government pay for overtime work in back pay (May 29, 2008)
 JCP Shii holds talks with union leaders over revision of the Worker Dispatch Law (May 28, 2008)
 Unions submit 410,000 signatures to opposition parties calling for Article 9 to be retained (May 28, 2008)
 Excessively long overtime work has increased risks of karoshi in the last four years  (May 27, 2008)
 'Nominal' managers call for eradication of illegal labor practice (May 20, 2008)
 End corrupt relations between politicians, bureaucrats, and businesses circles [Editorial] (May 18, 2008)



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