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 Zenroren provides labor counseling to workers affected by coronavirus crisis (March 11, 2020)
 Director of Hansen’s Disease Museum commits harassment of staff members (March 10, 2020)
 Temporary workers on 'unpaid' standby due to corona outbreak win 'paid' work (March 9, 2020)
 Independent contractors for TEPCO subsidiary recognized as ‘workers’ specified in Labor Union Law (March 7, 2020)
 Construction workers rally to win better working conditions to attract young workers (February 20, 2020)
 JCP Miyamoto calls for promotion of sick leave system to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in workplaces (February 19, 2020)
 Aviation workers exchange views on ways to improve working conditions (February 18, 2020)
 Non-regular postal workers sue Japan Post for its discriminatory treatment (February 15, 2020)
 Central labor authority orders Emirates Airlines to reinstate 3 dismissed workers (February 15, 2020)
 Unionized media workers rally to oppose TV Asahi’s unfair dismissal of temporary workers (February 14, 2020)
 Most nursing-care facilities force workers to work two shifts (February 13, 2020)
 Amazon allegedly uses temps in violation of law (February 8, 2020)
 JCP Kasai calls for labor protections for gig-economy workers (February 5, 2020)
 Tokyo labor board issues demand to Dow Chemical subsidiary regarding plant closing plan (January 31, 2020)
 Ultimate way to use disposable workers (January 31, 2020)
 Zenroren in upcoming 'shunto' will demand pay hike of 25,000 yen/month (January 29, 2020)
 Keidanren focuses on individual wage bargaining, becoming more hostile toward ‘shunto’ spring wage offensive (January 23, 2020)
 Zenroren declares start of 2020 ‘shunto’ spring wage struggle (January 17, 2020)
 Several Mitsubishi workers committed suicide after power harassment (January 16, 2020)
 Hitachi subsidiary forces workers with work-related injuries to accept distant transfers  (January 9, 2020)
 Zenroren calls for winning minimum hourly wage hike to 1,500 yen in this year’s spring wage struggle (January 8, 2020)
 Performing artists stand up to gain eligibility for workers’ compensation insurance (December 24, 2019)
 Youth march for minimum wage hike to 1,500 yen across Japan (December 23, 2019)
 Labor think tank’s survey indicates need for better enforcement of ‘same work, same pay’ principle (December 23, 2019)
 Vietnamese students in Japan file damage suit against employment service provider’s fraudulent practices (December 17, 2019)
 Increase in precarious employment will cause ‘race to the bottom’ in Japan’s labor standards (December 12, 2019)
 Bill to introduce new work hour system increasing risk of ‘karoshi’ among public school teachers passes Lower House (November 20, 2019)
 Gov't draft guidelines to end power harassment will have opposite effect[Editorial] (November 19, 2019)
 Large corporations record highest profits by refusing to pay better wages to workers (November 9, 2019)
 Largest builders' union in Japan resolves to apply all their skills in post-disaster reconstruction work (October 31, 2019)
 Japanese union activists learn about South Korean labor movement (October 28, 2019)
 Gov’t plan to introduce variable working hour system will not reduce teachers’ excessively long working hours: expert (October 18, 2019)
 Growing income inequalities and increasing numbers of working poor (October 3, 2019)
 Overtime work violations found in 40% of inspected firms (September 27, 2019)
 More than 60% of freelancers experience 'power harassment' (September 11, 2019)
 Unions concerned about 1-year employment system for non-regular public workers (September 11, 2019)
 Hitachi punished for using foreign trainees in violation of law (September 8, 2019)
 Vietnamese trainees engaged in Fukushima decontamination work sue for damages (September 5, 2019)
 Abe gov’t clings to system criticized as hotbed of unfair dismissals (August 23, 2019)
 Tokyo labor relations office recognizes Meikai University's unfair labor practice (August 22, 2019)
 Labor dispute over Nissan dismissals of 5 contingent workers fully settled (August 20, 2019)
 Animation industry workers’ decades-long efforts for better working environment (August 19, 2019)
 Nearly 70% of nursing-care providers face labor shortage (August 17, 2019)
 1,768 firms instructed to pay 12.6 billion yen in back pay for overtime (August 14, 2019)
 Violations of work hour rules by transportation firms increase for fourth year in row (August 12, 2019)
 Labor Ministry’s panel turns its back on workers’ demand for minimum hourly wage increase to \1,000 nationwide (August 1, 2019)
 Tokio Marine & Nichido Ltd. decides to stop illegal use of flexible work schedule (July 31, 2019)
 Abe gov’t seeks to promote business-oriented policy on gig work (July 30, 2019)
 Majority of bar associations call for drastic minimum wage hike and elimination of regional income gaps (July 26, 2019)
 Symposium held to talk about issue of unpaid doctors at university hospitals  (July 18, 2019)

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