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2018 June 13 - 19 [LABOR]

Union activists: Protect jobs at sold-off Toshiba Memory

June 13, 2018
Calling for the protection of jobs and opposing inhumane streamlining schemes, a rally took place on June 11-12 outside a Toshiba Memory plant in Yokkaichi City in Mie Prefecture after Toshiba Corp. sold its memory chip business to a Japan-U.S.-Korea consortium.

At present, about 6,200 workers work at the Yokkaichi semiconductor plant. Inputs of outside capital will likely lead to a weakening of the Toshiba subsidiary's benefits package. Some workers will even be transferred to a distant plant.

Members from other IT-related unions also took part in the rally. They said, "Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba Memory should fulfill their corporate social responsibility for rebuilding an electronics-oriented nation of Japan and should draw up a restructuring plan which will protect the workers' lives and rights."

Distributing handbills, they called on Toshiba Memory workers to join the union for the right to work, decent wages, and job security.

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> Many Toshiba workers concerned that they might be dismissed [October 17, 2017]
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