Jun 17, 2015

Hundreds of workers at supplier to Uniqlo strike over firings

Hundreds of factory workers at a Chinese supplier to Fast Retailing Co. are striking over the dismissal of some of the employees, forcing production to shut down, a labor rights group said. All of the about 900 workers at Artigas Clothing & Leatherwear Co. ...

McDonald's workers detail burns, job hazards

Mar 17, 2015

McDonald's workers detail burns, job hazards

McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers. The complaints are the latest move in an ongoing campaign to win pay of $15 an hour and ...

Feb 16, 2015

Survey suggests more firms planning pay hikes in fiscal 2015

An annual survey has found that a record 48.3 percent of the responding companies in are planning salary hikes for regular workers in fiscal 2015, credit research company Teikoku Databank Ltd. said on Monday. The proportion was higher than 46.4 percent seen in the ...

Feb 10, 2015

Hitachi unit's wearable sensor measures corporate activity levels

Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. has developed a wearable sensor for measuring employee activity levels that are closely linked to corporate productivity. The name tag-type sensor can be used to obtain data for analysis of human actions such as walking, nodding and typing. Activity levels can ...

Families hit as inflation outruns wage rises

Feb 4, 2015

Families hit as inflation outruns wage rises

Increases in the cost of living outpaced annual earnings that rose for the first time in four years in 2014 as the Abe administration sought to reflate the economy. Average earnings climbed 0.8 percent last year while pay, adjusted for inflation, fell 2.5 percent, ...