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Union activists discuss 2022 Spring Struggle for an equitable society in which substantial wage increase from bottom up enabling everyone can work with hope for future [Zenroren] 2021-11-26

Educators pay tribute to colleagues and students lost to the COVID-19 pandemic [EI] 2021-11-17

Statement on the House of Representatives Election results [Zenroren] 2021-11-05

Labour leader vows to fight for stable, better work [Yahoo] 2021-11-04

Let us go to the polls to change politics to end neoliberal policies [Zenroren] 2021-10-15

JTUC-RENGO held the 17th Biennial Convention [JTYC-RENGO] 2021-10-11

Statement on revision of the minimum wage [Zenzoren] 2021-10-08

UNI remembers victims on 76th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings [UNI Global Union] 2021-08-09

East Asian education unions unite for quality peace education [Education International] 2021-08-06

BWI on the Tokyo Olympics’ handling of COVID-19 and workers’ rights [BWI] 2021-07-31

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Union activists discuss 2022 Spring Struggle for an equitable society in which substantial wage increase from bottom up enabling everyone can work with hope for future 2021-11-26 [Zenroren]

Educators pay tribute to colleagues and students lost to the COVID-19 pandemic 2021-11-17 [EI]

Statement on the House of Representatives Election results 2021-11-05 [Zenroren]

Japan labor leader vows to fight for stable, better work 2021-11-05 [KTAR]

Labour leader vows to fight for stable, better work 2021-11-04 [Yahoo]

Let us go to the polls to change politics to end neoliberal policies 2021-10-15 [Zenroren]

JTUC-RENGO held the 17th Biennial Convention 2021-10-11 [JTYC-RENGO]

Statement on revision of the minimum wage 2021-10-08 [Zenzoren]

Yoshino to be 1st woman to chair Japan’s largest labor group For more info 2021-10-01 [Asahi Shimbun]

UNI remembers victims on 76th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 2021-08-09 [UNI Global Union]

East Asian education unions unite for quality peace education 2021-08-06 [Education International]

BWI on the Tokyo Olympics’ handling of COVID-19 and workers’ rights 2021-07-31 [BWI]

BWI on the Tokyo Olympics’ handling of COVID-19 and workers’ rights 2021-07-24 [BWI]

Foreign journalists to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics 2021-06-16 [IFJ]

Tokoyo Olympics: IOC must review Covid-19 protocols with players unions and experts 2021-05-28 [ITUC]

Tokyo Olympics: IOC must review covid-19 protocols with players’ unions and experts 2021-05-28 [Scoop World]

L'Association des médecins de Tokyo réclame l'annulation des Jeux 2021-05-19 [Radio-Canada]

Covid-19 countermeasures for the Tokyo Olympics 2021-04-22 [UNI Global Union]

Military detains Japanese journalist 2021-04-21 [IFJ]

Nuclear workers worldwide commemorate Fukushima disaster 2021-04-01 [IndustriALL]

Fukushima nuclear disaster 10th anniversary: Global crisis has clear local lessons 2021-03-17 [ETU]

Fukushima nuclear disaster 10th anniversary: Global crisis has clear local lessons 2021-03-11 [ETU]

Media urged to address gender imbalance after Olympic sexism uproar 2021-03-08 [TIM]

Newly elected LCJ leadership pledges continued support to UNI and UNI Apro 2021-03-03 [UNI Global Union]

Unions demand gender equality in media 2021-02-16 [IFJ]

One in Ten Japanese Workers Has a Side Job 2021-02-01 [Nippon]

Labor Union Participation in Japan Increases Slightly to 17.1% 2021-01-22 [Nippon]

Keidanren sees pay hikes across board as 'unrealistic' amid pandemic 2021-01-20 [Japan Times]

Organized labor has mostly shunned nonsalaried employees 2020-12-16 [Bloomberg]

Japanese government conducts unified tests to hire workers from 'ice age' generation 2020-11-30 [Japan Times]

Japan’s top union federation to demand wage raises despite pandemic 2020-11-19 [Japan Times]

Japan’s Biggest Union to Demand Wage Raises Despite Covid 2020-11-18 [Bloomberg]

Many workers can expect reduced winter bonuses 2020-11-10 [NHK]

Pandemic spurs idle workers in Japan to engage in moonlighting 2020-11-07 [Japan Times]

Clamp Down On Japan Ship Crew Abuse 2020-11-02 [The Shipping News]

Protest held outside Mitsubishi Heavy Industries over wartime forced labor 2020-10-31 [Japan Today]

Less than 20% of workers telecommute despite calls to do so amid pandemic 2020-10-27 [SIA]

Japan tells South Korea it will skip trilateral summit over labor row 2020-10-13 [Kyodo News]

ANA airline seeks voluntary work force reductions, cuts winter bonuses to zero 2020-10-07 [Globe and Mail]

Labor ministry considers new paternity leave program 2020-09-30 [Japan Times]

SoftBank brings food service robot to labour-strapped Japan 2020-09-28 [Reuters]

Tokyo will open borders to non-tourist foreign workers next week 2020-09-26 [Nikkei Asia]

Japan to offer $9,000 to remote workers in countryside 2020-09-25 [Nikkei Asia]

Japan Teachers’ Union secures resources for safe school reopening and monitors their expenditure 2020-09-19 [EI]

Convenience stores told to stop pushing 24-hour schedules 2020-09-07 [Japan Times]

The member organisations of the Network Rail Without Borders support this appeal from our comrades in Japan 2020-09-07 [Réseau syndical international de solidarité et de luttes]

Competing interests of labor unions laid bare at TV Asahi 2020-09-05 [Japan Times]

Blackout of coverage of Jordanian Teachers’ Association  ActNOW!  2020-08-19 [EI]

Nissan to keep production and employment in Spain until the end of 2021 2020-08-06 [IndustriALL]

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This month in labour history


15-01-1946 Birth of the post-war labour movement. 1,500 union members attend the inaugural ceremony at the Kawasaki canteen of the new union chaired by Aoki Fujio. [more]

24-01-1911 Influential Japanese anarchist Shusui Kotoku is hanged along with ten others after conviction on circumstantial evidence [more]