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 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)
 Non-regular postal workers demand Japan Post abide by court rulings ordering an end to regular/non-regular gaps (March 5, 2019)
 We can't go on any longer: franchise owners' union requests collective talks with 7-Eleven (February 28, 2019)
 Workers in Aichi demand that Toyota Motor fulfill its CSR (February 26, 2019)
 Court: Shukutoku University's refusal to engage in collective bargaining is unfair labor practice (February 22, 2019)
 Depending on workers' struggle, AI can become tool to shorten working hours (February 19, 2019)
 Japanese CAs fighting in court against KLM's unilateral dismissals (February 18, 2019)
 70% of nursing-care facilities impose 16 hour shifts on workers: Union survey (February 16, 2019)
 Hitachi unfairly dismisses foreign trainees (February 16, 2019)
 Top court determines punishment of ex-union leader to be illegal (January 30, 2019)
 Union wins revision of ‘36 agreement’ on overtime exceeding gov’t-set danger line for death from overwork (January 26, 2019)
 Mitsubishi Motors and Panasonic punished for violating law on use of foreign trainees (January 26, 2019)
 National trade union centers criticize Keidanren for taking hostile stance toward wage hike demand (January, 24, 2019)
 Keidanren’s policy on 2019 wage talks shows negative attitude to drastic pay increase (January 24, 2019)
 Worker-oriented reforms plus \25,000 wage hike will push up GDP by \34.8 trillion: Labor thinktank (January 17 & 21, 2019)
 Physicians’ union: Labor Ministry proposes putting ceiling on doctors’ overtime which exceeds official gov’t-set danger line for ‘karoshi’ (January, 18, 2019)
 JCP conducts on-site inspection at state-run facility for supporting foreign residents in Japan (January 12, 2019)
 RIKEN union blocks institute’s mass dismissals of non-regular workers (January, 9, 2019)
 Independent contractors for TEPCO subsidiary unionized (January 6, 2019)
 Unfairly-fired art professors in Nagoya struggle in court for right to return to work (December 20, 2018)
 Foreign workers’ treatment at Sharp factory violates Worker Dispatch Law: Labor Ministry (December 20, 2018)
 JCP demands effective and enforceable law to eradicate workplace harassment (December 18, 2018)
 Mass dismissals of foreign workers at Sharp plant is illegal: JCP Koike (December 14, 2018)
 174 foreign trainees died in eight years (December 8, 2018)
 85% of runaway Vietnamese trainees conned out of unfair commissions to come to Japan (December 7, 2018)
 Foreign workers in building industry under special measures scheme used as cheap labor (December 6, 2018)
 A Sharp factory in Japan fired 3K foreign workers within one year (December 5, 2018)
 67% of ‘runaway’ foreign trainees paid less than Japan’s minimum wage (December 4, 2018)
 Rookie nurse’s suicide recognized as caused from overwork (November 30, 2018)
 JCP Koike attends public debate on excessively long working hours of doctors (November 25, 2018)
 Business community leader expresses concern over PM Abe’s eagerness to increase acceptance of foreign workers (November 15&20, 2018)
 Union workers lobby parliamentarians for more nurses and nursing-care workers (November 15, 2018)
 Gov’t proposal for legal changes will expose foreign workers to human rights violations: JCP Fujino (November 14, 2018)
 60% of nurses under two-shift system work more than 16 hours on night shifts (November 13, 2018)
 JCP announces policy to increase school teachers by 90K within 10 years (November 10, 2018)
 Vietnamese trainee experiences violence at host company (November 10, 2018)
 Foreign trainees testify about harsh working conditions to opposition party Dietmembers (November 9, 2018)
 JAL labor unions rally to win more workers and better working conditions (November 9, 2018)
 JCP Koike criticizes gov't for leaving existing problems of foreign workers unresolved (November 8, 2018)



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