/ 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 ...

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. ...

Key firms agree to hike pay scales

/ Mar 12, 2014

Key firms agree to hike pay scales

Many major firms notified their labor unions Wednesday that they will raise pay scales to conclude this year’s spring wage negotiations, responding to strong calls from the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to help end long-standing deflation. Toyota Motor Corp., which has huge ...

/ Feb 13, 2014

Pioneer's union to exit unified talks on wages

The labor union of Pioneer Corp. plans to withdraw from a unified campaign being pressed by an umbrella body for electronics makers’ unions when this year’s “shunto” spring wage talks get under way, sources said. Pioneer’s union wants to demand a monthly pay scale ...