Editorials Feb 20, 2014

Expanding the temp workforce

A labor law revision being prepared by the government would remove the three-year limit on dispatching temporary workers to the same job, and thus expand the ranks of a workforce that traditionally has had little job security and received less pay than regular employees.

Temps fear the worst under biz-friendly Abe

National Feb 3, 2014

Temps fear the worst under biz-friendly Abe

The Labor Policy Council is pushing to ease the rules on hiring — and firing — temporary workers. This coincides with the Liberal Democratic Party's desire to make Japan more "business friendly" — a major shift from the pro-labor Democratic Party of Japan's policies when ...