24 May 2018

Labor Update Bulletin #33 (05/2018)

This bulletin contains information on law changes that have either passed or are being discussed in parliament, court decisions, and other labor issues in Japan. Read more.

Labor Contract Law Amendment Q&A

Over the past five years, in preparation for the Labour Contract Revision Law (aka "The Five Year Rule) taking fully effect on April 1st, 2018, the General Union has conducted research via direct meetings with the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Labour (MHWL), prefectural labour bureaus, meetings with lawyers, and various negotiations with employers in regards to their plans for this law. Read more.

Top 8 Facts About Paid Annual Leave

Just this past weekend, we held some mini-labor seminars for members working in smaller schools or at places where we don't have many members. Read more.

What Are Major Eikaiwa Schools Doing About Unlimited Term Contracts?

The General Union has sent a questionnaire to the main eikaiwa employers in Japan in regards to the changes to the Labour Contract Law. Read more.

Union Kicks Off Unlimited-Term Contract Campaign

The changes to the Labour Contract Law allowing workers to apply for an unlimited term contract will start on 1 April 2018. Read more.