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 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)
 Network set up to block dismissal of contingent workers at Tohoku University (November 30, 2017)
 Government workers’ union holds symposium on PM Abe’s misuse of power (November 24, 2107)
 Union efforts bring about better working conditions for nurses working night shift: Iroren (November 14, 2017)
 Doctors in rotating shifts work 64 hours of overtime a month: union survey (November 11, 2017)
 Mobilized to remove anti-base citizens, many public workers claim mental distress (November 10, 2017)
 Zenroren holds day of action to fight against Abe’s labor deregulation (November 9, 2017)
 Court nullifies Emirates’ dismissal of three female workers (November 6, 2017)
 Revised foreign trainee program falls short of getting rid of human rights abuses (November 1, 2017)
 ‘Work-style reform’ to protect workers from ‘karoshi’ is necessary[Editorial] (October 23, 2017)
 Female workers at medical device maker forced to resign due to power harassment: High court (October 20, 2017)
 With JCP efforts, names of 478 ‘evil corporations’ go on Labor Ministry website (October 19, 2017)
 Many Toshiba workers concerned that they might be dismissed (October 17, 2017)
 Tokyo University to provide direct employment to 3,000 part-time lecturers (October 17, 2017)
 Dentsu found guilty of violating working hour rules (October 7, 2017)
 70% of nurses suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome: union survey (September 21, 2017)
 Japan Post ordered to end its unfair treatment of non-regular workers  (September 15, 2017)
 Symposium held to discuss issue of overworked hospital doctors (September 10, 2017)
 Labor ministry’s panel begins discussing relaxation of working hour rules (September 9, 2017)
 Zenroren takes part in fast food global day of action for decent wages (September 4, 2017)
 Using legal loophole, Tokyo Univ. will stop hiring part-time staff working for more than 5 years (August 24, 2017)
 JCP efforts in Diet push major insurance company to stop imposing long working hours on workers (August 1, 2017)
 Labor ministry council turns its back on workers’ demand for minimum wage hike to 1,000 yen (July 27, 2017)
 Worker committed suicide due to overwork associated with construction of 2020 Olympic stadium (July 21, 2017)
 Workers at front-line of Fukushima NPP decommission work experiencing illegal labor practices (July 17, 2017)
 Wage hike essential for taxi industry to survive (July 7, 2017)
 Japanese businesses pressure Vietnamese government to relax labor regulations (July 1, 2017)
 Number of workers recognized as suffering from work-induced mental illnesses hovering (July 1, 2017)
 IBM Japan workers win unpaid back wages (June 29, 2017)
 JAL’s ‘maternity harassment’ victim wins court-mediated settlement (June 29, 2017)
 Teachers exhausted from excessive workloads and long working hours (June 28, 2017)
 Half of hospital childcare workers found to be temps (June 27, 2017)
 Who is person representing majority of workers in workplace? (June 27, 2017)
 Minimum hourly wage of 1,500 yen needed to cover basic living needs: Zenroren survey (June 23, 2017)
 UNIQLO clothes made using sweatshop labor in China (June 14, 2017)
 Teachers’ union survey: More than 30% of pregnant teachers hesitate to take maternity leave (June 6, 2017)
 Trainee doctor’s suicide recognized as caused from overwork (June 2, 2017)
 Medical device maker ordered to compensate female workers for damages caused by ‘power harassment’ (May 20, 2017)
 3 taxi drivers win withdrawal of dismissals and monetary compensation (May 19, 2017)
 Contingent workers at after-school daycare facilities in Sapporo win withdrawal of dismissals (May 12, 2017)
 Gov’t plan to increase use of foreign workers without worker protection rules is unacceptable: JCP Tamura (May 11, 2017)
 Workers in May Day rallies resolve to protect 8-hour day and abolish ‘anti-conspiracy bill’ (May 2, 2017)
 4 IBM workers win revocation of their ‘lockout’ dismissals (April 27, 2017)
 JCP announces May Day slogans (April 25, 2017)

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