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 Toshiba subsidiary worker’s suicide recognized as work-related (April 2, 2021)
 Asics promises to provide workplace environment free of ‘paternity leave harassment’ (March 30, 2021)
 JCP Fujino urges gov’t to improve safeguard measure for Vietnamese trainees (March 21, 2021)
 Court recognizes dismissal of contract lecturer by private high school as unfair labor practice (March 20, 2021)
 Calling for better wages and end to discrimination against non-regular workers, postal workers go on strike (March 20, 2021)
 Union’s strike succeeds in forcing NTT to promise to provide equal treatment to non-regular workers (March 16, 2021)
 NTT workers: NTT should provide pay hike, not lavish dinners for gov't bureaucrats (March 12, 2021)
 Use of 6% of Toyota’s huge profits will offer 20,000-yen monthly wage hike to all Toyota-related workers (February 13, 2021)
 Unions call for expansion of women participation in decision-making process in media industry (February 10, 2021)
 Tutors form union to seek equal relationship with 'Gakken' (January 27, 2021)
 Substantial wage hike in 2021 ‘shunto’ wage talks important especially amid pandemic[Editorial] (January 26, 2021)
 Doctors union calls for improvement in working conditions of 'unpaid doctors' (January 16, 2021)
 Zenroren activists exchange experiences of union’s vital role under pandemic (January 15, 2021)
 State of emergency will further push women non-regular workers into a corner  (January 7, 2021)
 Non-regular workers at hotels in Okinawa form union (January 4, 2021)
 Sony uses COVID-19 recession as excuse to cut jobs while benefiting from stay-at-home economy (December 19, 2020)
 Tokyo Youth Union cerebrates 20th anniv. amid rise in its membership (December 15, 2020)
 JMITU stands up against Sega Sammy’s job-cut plan using corona-crisis as excuse (December 11, 2020)
 Medical workers will suffer 10% cut in winter bonus despite their heroic fight against COVID-19 (November 26, 2020)
 Part-time teachers at public junior high schools win payments for unpaid overtime (November 24, 2020)
 Teachers' union formed at Yamaha music school (November 20, 2020)
 Labor Ministry urges large firms to pay leave allowance to non-regular workers due to labor union and JCP efforts (November 13, 2020)
 Nearly 10 billion yen in back pay for overtime paid in FY 2019 (November 5, 2020)
 Top court rules unequal treatment of non-regular postal workers to be unreasonable (October 16, 2020)
 Supreme Court OKs unequal treatment of regular and non-regular workers (October 14, 2020)
 Hitachi subsidiary worker with help from union rebuffs forced resignation (October 13, 2020)
 Record high of 4K foreign nationals working in Japan die from occupational accidents (October 1, 2020)
 Union and JCP efforts lead to extension of COVID-19 grants to small firm workers (September 27, 2020)
 80% of public health centers fight against COVID-19 crisis understaffed (September 25, 2020)
 Coronavirus crisis raises risk of increasing labor exploitation in digital economy (September 8, 2020)
 Part-time café staff go on strike, seeking compensation for corona-caused leave (September 4, 2020)
 Non-regular workers dismissed for sake of corporate survival during COVID-19 recession (September 3, 2020)
 Nearly 40% of hospital doctors work overtime exceeding gov’t-set danger line for death from overwork (September 2, 2020)
 JCP Koike: workers' accident compensation insurance should cover corona-infected actors (August 26, 2020)
 Corona crisis clearly demonstrates the need to raise minimum hourly wages (August 22, 2020)
 Average hourly minimum wage to be 902 yen in 2020, up only 1 yen (August 22, 2020)
 First woman head elected in Zenroren regular convention (July 31, 2020)
 Labor Ministry’s panel gives in to business circles’ pressure not to raise minimum wages (July 23, 2020)
 Pressed by union efforts, university hospital in Tokyo withdraws no-bonus decision (July 19, 2020)
 Union members sue Udon-noodle soup chain, seeking withdrawal of unfair dismissals (July 15, 2020)
 JCP Miyamoto urges gov’t to stop reducing numbers of ministry workers dedicated to fighting COVID-19 (July 2, 2020)
 1,500 yen nationwide minimum wage necessary to survive long-term fight against coronavirus: Zenroren (June 27, 2020)
 JMITU wins compensation for lost income of corona-affected contract workers at NTT subsidiary (June 22, 2020)
 Government workers despite cuts in workforce and budget fight hard against COVID-19 crisis (June 20, 2020)
 English teachers for children win direct employment by private academy (June 13, 2020)
 Death of sushi restaurant manager recognized as work-related (June 12, 2020)
 110K signatures submitted for minimum wage hike and for demand to protect workers’ livelihoods from corona recession (June 5, 2020)
 Non-regular workers account for half of coronavirus-caused dismissals (June 4, 2020)
 Agency worker at Honda subsidiary: Knowing nothing about workers' rights, we are treated like doormats (June 1, 2020)
 Amid coronavirus crisis, number of women non-regular workers decreases by 1 million (May 31, 2020)



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