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 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)
 JCP Motomura urges gov’t to regulate one-person nightshift at care centers (April 21, 2017)
 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)

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