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 Death of supermarket worker recognized as work-related (April 18, 2017)
 Nationwide action for minimum wage hike to 1,500 yen takes place (April 16, 2017)
 Unfairly dismissed Japanese Brazilians with help from union fight against Toyota supplier (April 14, 2017)
 JCP talks with bereaved families about ways to eliminate deaths from overwork (April 12, 2017)
 30% of male hospital doctors work more than 60 hours a week: Labor Ministry (April 9, 2017)
 District court invalidates college decision to demote visually-impaired teacher to clerical worker (March 30, 2017)
 Abe’s panel adopts pro-business action plan for ‘work-style reform’ (March 29, 2017)
 Major insurance company illegally forces workers to work long hours: JCP Koike (March 23, 2017)
 JAL decides to stop discrimination against pregnant FAs on job assignments (March 20, 2017)
 Zenroren workers go on strike over minuscule pay increase offer (March 17, 2017)
 Gov’t support for SMEs is best way to achieve minimum wage increase (March 4, 2017)
 Unions hold day of action to have employers implement drastic wage hike (March 9, 2017)
 Abe’s work-style reform will increase risk of ‘karoshi’: bereaved families (March 9, 2017)
 Yamato transport decides to pay unpaid overtime to 70,000 workers (March 5, 2017)
 JCP publishes counterproposal to Abe’s ‘work-style’ reform (March 4, 2017)
 Court recognizes death of public high school teacher as work-related (March 3, 2017)
 JCP-union collaboration stops Hitachi’s forcible retirement practice (March 3, 2017)
 Union wins withdrawal of distant transfer and demotion orders (March 3, 2017)
 High court recognizes Toyota subcontractor worker’s death as work-related (February 25, 2017)
 Lifetime wages for part-timers are \100 mil. less than for full-timers (February 25, 2017)
 60% of nursing-care facilities force workers to work 16 hour shifts: Union survey (February 18, 2017)
 Gov’t seeks to set overtime at 720 hours a year, two times longer than current limit (February 16, 2017)
 Workers at Japan’s major manufacturing companies work 2,000 hours a year (February 15, 2017)
 Union: Save airline pilots from overwork-induced death (February 10, 2017)
 Protect public workers from working themselves to death: JCP Umemura (February 9, 2017)
 Keidanren exec firms force workers to work overtime exceeding danger line of death from overwork (February 4, 2017)
 Labor bureau begins probe into labor law violations by low-cost travel agency (February 1&2, 2017)
 Unions ready for this year’s spring labor-management wage negotiations (February 2, 2017)
 Proportion of non-regular workers hits all-time high (February 2, 2017)
 Tamura: Dentsu uses ‘work hour self-report system’ to evade overtime rules (February 1, 2017)
 President of company in violation of labor laws appointed as member of Labor Ministry panel (February 1, 2017)
 Co-op in Fukuoka applies ‘same work, same pay’ principle (January 29, 2017)
 Zenroren resolves to fight for substantial wage hikes for all workers (January 26 & 27, 2017)
 Use of 1% of internal reserves will create 490,000 new jobs (January 26, 2017)
 Labor Ministry council okays gap in regional minimum wages (January 26, 2017)
 Labor bureau instructs KEPCO president to stop forcing workers to work long hours (January 23, 2017)
 2017 spring struggle for 20,000 yen monthly wage hike begins (January 19 & 20, 2017)
 Keidanren sticks to its collapsed policy regarding wage increase (January 19, 2017)
  Labor Ministry instructs 6,659 business entities to rectify breaches of labor laws  (January 19, 2017)
 ‘Evil corporation award’-winning company takes it out on union (January 13 and 14, 2017)
 Education ministry puts brake on firing of part-time university teachers (January 12 & 14, 2017)
 Mitsubishi Electric referred to prosecutors for violation of work hour rules (January 12, 2017)
 Union campaign blocks planned closure of public hospital (January 11, 2017)
 JMITU local at IT firm wins in labor talks for cuts in overwork (January 10, 2017)
 Non-regular postal workers fighting in court for fair treatment (January 6, 2017)
 Dentsu accused of violating work hour rules (December 28 and 29, 2016)
 Low-pay, long hours are becoming common among dental technicians (December 26, 2016)
 Broadcast workers fight back against pressure from Abe gov’t (December 21, 2016)
 Labor Ministry panel recommends abandoning ‘tripartite principle’ (December 16, 2016)
 Number of low-wage non-regular female workers is increasing (December 15, 2016)

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