Jul 8, 2015

Toyota to end spouse allowance, quadruple child-rearing benefits

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to scrap the spouse allowance and instead quadruple child-rearing benefits for its employees, sources said Tuesday. The measures are aimed at encouraging Toyota workers’ wives to find jobs while providing their children with expanded financial support for learning, in line ...

May 19, 2015

Real wages fell 3% in fiscal 2014; largest drop on record

Japan’s average monthly real wage plunged 3.0 percent in fiscal 2014, marking the largest fall on record and the fourth year of decline, as last year’s consumption tax hike took its toll, the labor ministry said Tuesday. However, in nominal terms the average monthly ...

Mar 19, 2015

Police called as Copenhagen protest grounds Ryanair plane

A Ryanair pilot on Wednesday called Danish police as demonstrators kept the budget airline’s first flight from Copenhagen grounded for three hours amid a dispute with staff unions over wages and working conditions. “The Ryanair pilot has asked for police to be called to ...