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2019 April 17 - 23 [LABOR]

JMITU asks French ambassador for cooperation in settling Nissan labor dispute

April 18, 2019

Representatives of the major labor national center Zenroren, along with its affiliated local and industry unions, on April 16 met with French Ambassador to Japan Laurent Pic and Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs Christel Peridon at the French Embassy in Tokyo, requesting French government cooperation in settling a labor dispute over unfair dismissals of non-regular workers by Nissan Motor.

Miki Ryoichi, Zenroren vice president and chairman of the Japan Metal, Manufacturing, Information, and Telecommunication Workers' Union (JMITU), said, "The government of France, a major stockholder of the Renault-Nissan alliance should also be held responsible for the mismanagement by the Nissan governance."

Yamada Hirofumi of Zenroren's Kanagawa local said, "Nissan ex-chair Ghosn dismissed a large number of non-regular workers while enjoying an enormous salary and benefits package and using Nissan assets for his personal gain."

The ambassador, showing disapproval of the massive dismissals, said that for automakers, workers satisfaction and traffic safety are at the heart of their achieving sustainable development.

Past related articles:
> Ghosn's salary, though underreported, 140 times higher than average Nissan worker [November 21, 2018]
> Ghosn the 'Cost Cutter' [November 20, 2018]
> Local labor relations authority recognizes Nissan Motor's unfair labor practice [February 28, 2018]
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