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 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)
 172 victims of asbestos exposure sue government and 46 companies  (May 17, 2008)
 May Day rallies take place at 357 locations across Japan (May 2, 2008)
 Unionized non-regular workers receive full-time position (May 2, 2008)
 IHI subcontractor apologizes to workers and secures their jobs  (April 29, 2008)
 JCP announces May Day slogans (April 27, 2008)
 Matsushita Plasma Display’s use of independent contractor in disguise is illegal: High court  (April 26, 2008)
 Toshiba promises to not continue discrimination of workers lasting over 40 years (April 25, 2008 )
 Unionists take part in nationwide action calling for increase in minimum wages (April 24, 2008)
 Court orders Toshiba to pay compensation for worker’s depression  (April 23, 2008)
 Toyota forces non-regular workers to perform ‘voluntary’ activities (April 22, 2008)
 Dismissal of whistleblower for poor tunneling withdrawn (April 18, 2008)
 Five party representatives call for ban on use of temporary workers for day labor (April 18, 2008)
 Over half of medical workers want to quit their jobs: survey (April 16, 2008)
 Part-timers at pub-restaurant win late-night premiums in back pay (April 13, 2008)
 JCP proposes the bill for revision of the Worker Dispatch Law (April 11, 2008)

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