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2010 January 27 - February 2 [LABOR]

For more jobs and higher wages: 2010 Labor Offensive rally

February 28, 2010
A 2010 Spring Labor Offensive rally took place on January 26 to call for an increase in jobs and wages with 950 workers taking part.

This year’s spring struggle will be carried out while the financial circles are intending to destabilize jobs and curb a wage increase with the claim that they are attaching more importance to employment.

In the rally jointly held by the People’s Spring Struggle joint struggle comprised mainly of the National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren) and a Tokyo labor federation, Tokyo Regional Council of Trade Unions President Ito Jun’ichi said: We must now make large corporations return part of their internal reserves to society in order to increase employment, and change the economy to one centered on domestic demand through wage increases.

Dikoku Sakuji, president of the national body Zenroren called on the rally participants to carry on with the struggle to respond to the people’s demands.

The actual condition of the household economy based on a survey was reported on by the All Japan Metal and Information Machinery Workers’ Union (JMIU). A Tokyo construction workers’ union chair said that the union is promoting a movement to request the administration to guarantee adequate wages in orders for public building construction so that construction workers can survive the downturn in business.
- Akahata, February 28, 2010
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