Feb 20, 2014

Toyota regards union demand for wage increase as 'surprisingly high'

Toyota Motor Corp., the nation’s largest manufacturer and employer, says the wage increases labor unions have demanded going into annual negotiations this year are “surprisingly high.” The carmaker will wait until the negotiations are finished before saying whether it will agree to the requests, ...

Unions set to get forceful in pay demands

Feb 17, 2014

Unions set to get forceful in pay demands

The nation’s unions have started demanding wage hikes from cash-rich firms as annual pay talks get under way, setting up a rare showdown after years of drama-free labor relations. Unionists are questioning if usually quiescent workers should stick by a decades-long strategy of keeping ...

Postal union weighs new terms

Aug 20, 2013

Postal union weighs new terms

The Japan Post group’s labor union started talks Tuesday on proposed changes to the group’s employment and pay systems. The Japan Post Group Union will decide whether to accept the proposals Thursday after the discussions at a general meeting being held in the city ...