Teachers’ union in dialogue with government to address major challenges after country-wide school closures

Today's labour news

Teachers’ union in dialogue with government to address major challenges after country-wide school closures 2020-03-27 [EI]

Labour and management strengthen efforts to prevent widespread infection 2020-03-20 [Japan International Labour Foundation]

Steelmakers deny pay hikes as trade war saps demand 2020-03-10 [Asian Review]

School closures hit part-time teachers 2020-03-04 [NHK]

Myanmar workers in Japan join top labor group 2020-03-04 [Asian Review]

Michelin-rated restaurant in Osaka ordered to compensate cook's family for overwork death 2020-02-26 [Mainichi]

Australian cleaners urged to refuse job offer to clean virus quarantine centre in Japan 2020-02-25 [News.com]

Diamond Princess crew to fly home 2020-02-21 [ITF]

Auto Unions Submit Wage Hike Requests 2020-02-12 [Nippon]

2020 Tokyo Olympics can do better without asbestos 2020-01-31 [BWI]

Bhutanese union established with Japanese support 2020-01-07 [IndustriALL]

Famed Japan photojournalist targeted young, low-status staff for worst sex abuse: report 2019-12-28 [Mainichi]

Women say #KuToo and ditch high heels 2019-12-26 [The Financial Times]

Toyota union to propose larger focus on performance in pay increases 2019-12-26 [Kyodo News]

Toyota union to propose merit-based pay-raise system as seniority model faces scrutiny 2019-12-26 [The Times]

Uber Eats labor union in Japan calls for pay cuts to be reversed 2019-12-07 [Mainichi]

As Japan Tries Out Immigration, Migrant Workers Complain Of Exploitation 2019-11-24 [Stock Daily Dish]

IOC’s Bach asked to intervene in Tokyo Olympic labor dispute 2019-11-24 [Today]

Rengo's daunting challenges 2019-11-24 [The Times]

IOC chief Thomas Bach asked to intervene in Tokyo Olympic labor dispute 2019-11-23 [Japan Times]

Open letter to IOC on Tokyo 2020 2019-11-22 [BWI]

Toyota worker’s suicide ruled work-related after harassment 2019-11-19 [San Diego Union-Tribune]

Workplace bullying and harassment are driving women to seek mental health treatment 2019-10-28 [The South China Morning Post]

Union to seek hike in minimum hourly wage next year 2019-10-24 [Today]

Uber Eats delivery staff in Japan form labor union 2019-10-09 [Japan Today]

Labor body to step up support for foreigners, freelancers 2019-10-09 [Kyodo News]

Union to step up support for foreigners, freelancers 2019-10-09 [Today]

BWI Warns Tokyo 2020 of Increased OHS Violations 2019-10-06 [BWI]

Uber Eats staff forms union, wants security delivered hot 2019-10-05 [Asahi Shimbun]

Labor union wants inspections at Tokyo Olympic venues 2019-10-04 [StarTribune]

Japan Uber Eats deliverers form labor union 2019-10-03 [NHK]

Tokyo Games: Union wants venue inspection, worker interviews 2019-10-02 [CTV]

Labor groups condemn Japan over wartime forced labor issue in report to ILO 2019-09-20 [Yonhap]

Global union still concerned over Tokyo 2020 working conditions 2019-09-20 [BWI]

Parental leave case puts spotlight on workers' rights 2019-09-10 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Vietnamese trainees sue Fukushima firm over decontamination work 2019-09-05 [Today]

Ramaphosa to meet Nissan bosses to woo Japanese investors 2019-08-28 [Business Day]

International union: Workers still in danger at Olympic sites 2019-08-26 [The Asahi Shimbun]

Japanese students bring message of peace, nuclear disarmament, and hope to UNI 2019-08-20 [UNI Global Union]

Third fatality in Tokyo 2020 construction process highlights dangers of heat stress 2019-08-16 [BWI]

Zenroren joins KCTU against Abe 2019-08-16 [JoongAng Ilbo]

60% of flight attendants suffer from sneaky filming on duty 2019-08-10 [Japan News]

Japan's civil servants get nod for sixth consecutive wage hike 2019-08-09 [Japan Times]

On 74th anniversary of Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombing, UNI remembers victims, calls for abolition of nuclear arms 2019-08-09 [UNI Global Union]

New labor policy puts labor-short Taiwan on notice 2019-08-04 [The Times]

Unions of Couriers, Market Workers Join Boycott of Japanese Products 2019-07-24 [Korea Bizwire]

Logistics, supermarket unions join 'Boycott Japan' campaign 2019-07-24 [Korea Times]

Japan's Sumitomo under fire over labor dispute in Philippines 2019-06-18 [Kyodo News]

Uber Eats delivery staff in Japan to launch labor union as they dispute their 'contractor' status 2019-06-13 [Japan Times]

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This month in labour history

28-04-1969 Students and striking workers took to the streets of Tokyo, engaging in running battles with police and erecting barricades, creating an 800-metre area which they dubbed the ‘Ginza Liberated Area’. [more]