Yamato Transport agrees to change delivery shifts

Mar 17, 2017

Yamato Transport agrees to change delivery shifts

Yamato Transport Co.’s management and labor union have agreed to amend the company’s parcel delivery time slots to improve work conditions for its drivers, sources have said. The leading door-to-door parcel delivery firm will in June scrap the noon to 2 p.m. slot to ...

/ Mar 13, 2017

Toyota to offer smaller pay-scale hike of ¥1,300

Toyota Motor Corp. and its labor union effectively agreed Sunday on a pay-scale hike of ¥1,300 per month in this year’s shunto wage negotiations. The deal means the leading automaker, which is regarded as a pacesetter in shunto negotiations, will offer a base wage ...

/ Feb 1, 2017

Keidanren seeks higher pay on annual basis

Japanese companies should consider ways to raise employee pay on an annual basis in this year’s shunto spring labor-management wage talks, Yasumi Kudo, vice chairman of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, said. “It’s natural for companies with strong earnings to conduct wage hikes, ...

/ 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 ...

Jun 7, 2016

Summer bonuses at major Japanese firms to average ¥927,000

The average summer bonus among major companies will rise 3.74 percent from last year to ¥927,415 for the fourth straight increase, according to a preliminary report by Keidanren. The growth reflects a rise in the number of companies linking employee bonuses to corporate earnings, ...

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 ...

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. ...

Dec 22, 2015

Keidanren to ask member firms to raise wages for third year

A committee under the Japan Business Federation, better known as Keidanren, broadly agreed Tuesday on guidelines for shunto spring wage negotiations in 2016 that will ask member companies with higher earnings to raise employee wages at rates greater than this year. Keidanren will seek ...

/ Dec 4, 2015

Salaries rose 0.7% in October but bonuses expected to lag

Salaries grew 0.7 percent in October from the previous year to an average of ¥266,309, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said in a preliminary report Friday. The fourth consecutive month of salary growth reflects the pay-scale hike decided at this year’s shunto spring ...