The Tokyo Regional Labor Relations Committee ordered Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) on Sept. 25 to pay back wages and allowances that were reduced for union members who took part in a protest campaign over the safety of Nozomi bullet trains.

According to the committee, Nozomi trains were involved in two incidents in April 1993 in which the trains’ high speed caused pebbles on the roadbed to be kicked up. The JR Tokai-ro union asked management to ensure the trains’ safety, but the carrier did not comply, the committee said.

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