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 Number of workers suffering from work-related mental disorders hits a record high (July 7, 2018)
 Ex-leader of a local bus workers' union wins in court (July 3, 2018)
 Patients of young-onset type 2 diabetes who work longer hours are at increased risk of complications (July 2, 2018)
 Bereaved families angry at forced passage of 'work-style reform' legislation (June 30, 2018)
 Woman worker dismissed after extending parental leave due to difficulty in finding childcare services (June 25, 2018)
 Major insurance company raises annual overtime cap to 540 hours (June 23, 2018)
 JCP Hatano inquires into Nippon Express evading legal obligation to contingent workers (June 23, 2018)
 Even less than 100 hours’ overtime a month causes ‘karoshi’ (June 16, 2018)
 ILO advises Japan to grant basic labor rights to government employees (June 15, 2018)
 No speakers at public hearing support 'zero-overtime-pay' system (June 14, 2018)
 1 in 2 Sony workers are under 'discretionary' labor system and may technically be driven to work 23 hrs. a day (June 13, 2018)
 Union activists: Protect jobs at sold-off Toshiba Memory (June 13, 2018)
 Iroren seeks application of sector-specific minimum wage in healthcare industry (June 8, 2018)
 Animators working poor in \ 2-trillion anime industry (June 7, 2018)
 Top court recognizes gaps between regular and non-regular workers as illegal (June 2, 2018)
 Karoshi victims’ families angry at Abe gov’t for intending to steamroller through bills to weaken work hour rules (May 17, 2018)
 One in three young medical workers suffer some form of harassment: union survey (May 12, 2018)
 JCP calls for work system in line with 8-hour workday principle (May 12, 2018)
 150K workers celebrate 89th May Day in Japan (May 2, 2018)
 98-year history of ‘May Day’ action in Japan (April 27, 2018)
 The bigger the corporate size, the wider the gender pay gap (April 26, 2018)
 Unionized female reporters issue joint statement condemning sexual harassment (April 22 & 24, 2018)
 Emirates Airline gives up appealing court decision in unfair dismissal case (April 24, 2018)
 Union at JAL subsidiary wins higher hourly wages for contract workers (April 10, 2018)
 Local labor authority: Renesas subsidiary worker's death is work-related (April 7, 2018)
 Union workers go on nationwide strike (March 16, 2018)
 Large corporations’ 1,500-yen pay hike offer is insufficient to enable Japan’s economic recovery (March 16, 2018)
 Labor demonstrations held in Tokyo for victory in this year's wage talks (March 8, 2018)
 Real estate worker committed suicide due to overwork under discretionary work system (March 6, 2018)
 Local labor relations authority recognizes Nissan Motor's unfair labor practice (February 28, 2018)
 Union succeeds in having dismissal plan canceled at national institute (February 27, 2018)
 Ocean research lab to JCP: we will retract decision to discontinue fixed-term contracts (February 22, 2018)
 Osaka court judges Japan Post’s discrimination against fixed-term workers to be unfair (February 22, 2018)
 Criminal complaints filed against universities over labor law violation (February 15&17, 2018)
 Cabin crew union urges Labor Ministry to instruct KLM to comply with Japan’s labor law (February 15, 2018)
 Abe admits discretionary work system won't contribute to reducing working hours (February 15, 2018)
 Memphis sanitation workers’ historic strike relayed to fight for $15 (February 9, 2018)
 Court recognizes traffic death of interior plant service company worker as work-related (February 9, 2018)
  Trade minister promises JCP Tamura not to allow JETRO to evade labor law  (February 2, 2018)
 Trucking companies and drivers to transport ministry: Fair price needed to ensure safe transportation (January 30, 2018)
 JCP lawmakers to gov't: Don't allow employers to circumvent labor law (January 25, 2018)
 Joint efforts of JCP and labor union overturn denial of workers’ compensation benefits (January 24, 2018)
 Labor thinktank: 20,000-yen wage hike needed to boost household consumption (January 19, 2018)
 Unions declare start of 2018 Spring Struggle for 20,000-yen monthly wage hike (January 18 &19, 2018)
 Thanks to union efforts, fixed-term staff at JAL affiliate win open-ended employment contracts (January 17, 2018)
 Use of just small portion of internal reserves will increase Toyota regular workers’ monthly wages by 20,000 yen (January 12, 2018)
 Part-time lecturers form union to fight back against university’s massive job-cut plan (January 10, 2018)
 Union at Sony propels its labor campaign to success (January 4, 2017)
 1,349 corporations paid 12.7 billion yen in back pay for overtime in 2016 (December 22, 2017)
 Tokyo University union succeeds in opening door for contingent workers to enter into open-ended contracts (December 14, 2017)



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