Mar 19, 2016

Pay scale hikes averaging ¥1,478 so far: Rengo

The pay scale hikes agreed to during this year’s shunto (spring wage negotiations) were averaging ¥1,478 per month as of Friday morning, the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, known as Rengo, said. The average, obtained two days after major companies announced their fiscal 2016 pay ...

Mar 15, 2016

Toyota set to agree on ¥1,500 per month pay-scale hike

Toyota Motor Corp. and its labor union are expected to settle on a pay-scale hike of ¥1,500 per month in this year’s shunto spring wage negotiations — half the level demanded by the union side, sources said Tuesday. Still, Toyota management is expected to ...

Mar 10, 2016

Toyota eyes pay-scale hike of ¥2,000 per month

The management of Toyota Motor Corp. is considering a pay-scale hike of around ¥2,000 per month in this year’s shunto spring wage negotiations, sources said Thursday. An agreement would mark the third straight year of hikes at the automaker. It is also considering using ...

Jan 21, 2016

Uncertain annual wage talks

It remains to be seen whether workers at small and medium-size firms will benefit from raises in this year's annual wage negotiations.