Oct 15, 2016

Rengo to seek pay hikes for union members for fourth consecutive year

Executives heading the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) have agreed that the organization will request a pay scale hike for the fourth consecutive year in the next shunto labor-management wage negotiations toward next spring. The executives reached the agreement at a meeting Friday in ...

Jul 6, 2016

Average pay hike won by unions shrinks

The average pay hike won in this year’s shunto annual labor-management negotiations across Japan shrank 0.20 percentage points from the previous year to 2 percent, according to a survey by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, or Rengo. Even though the margin narrowed amid uncertainty ...

Rengo faces key test in Upper House poll

May 11, 2016

Rengo faces key test in Upper House poll

The Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) is facing a crucial moment in this summer’s election for the Upper House. The trade union national center will put forward 12 officials as candidates for the Democratic Party, its largest number in a House of Councilors election. ...

Rengo to focus on monthly pay in wage-hike talks, not annual income

Jan 29, 2016

Rengo to focus on monthly pay in wage-hike talks, not annual income

This year’s shunto spring wage talks should focus on raising monthly pay rather than annual pay, Rikio Kozu, president of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo), said in an interview Thursday. Keidanren called on member companies to raise annual pay, including bonuses and allowances. ...

Oct 23, 2015

Top labor union Rengo to demand basic pay hike of 2%

Japan’s largest labor union will demand a basic pay hike of around 2 percent in addition to a seniority-based rise in the annual spring wage talks for fiscal 2016. The Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) made the decision at a meeting in Tokyo Thursday. ...