Business Oct 6, 2017

Rengo to demand 2% pay hike at spring wage negotiations

The Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) will request a pay scale increase for the fifth straight year during the 2018 shunto spring labor-management wage negotiations, according to sources. Rengo, the nation's largest labor federation, is expected to call for a pay scale hike of ...

Rengo chief Kozu to remain at helm of nation's largest labor organization

Business Aug 2, 2017

Rengo chief Kozu to remain at helm of nation's largest labor organization

Rikio Kozu, head of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo), the nation's largest labor organization, will stay on for a second two-year term beginning in October, sources said Tuesday. Executives of labor unions under the confederation proposed that the 61-year-old incumbent continue as president, they ...

Business Dec 3, 2015

Japan unions plan to dial back wage demands by half

A labor group whose members include Toyota Motor Corp., Hitachi Ltd. and Panasonic Corp.'s unions said they will seek half the minimum wage increase in 2016 compared with its plans entering this fiscal year. The Japan Council of Metalworkers' Unions said its members intend to ...

Business 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. It ...