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

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 ...

/ 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 hike ...

Japan panel proposes capping overtime at 720 hours a year

Feb 15, 2017

Japan panel proposes capping overtime at 720 hours a year

The secretariat of the government's work reform council has put forward a draft plan to set the legal ceiling on overtime work at 720 hours a year, or 60 hours a month. The government is separately considering setting a monthly overtime limit at 100 hours, ...

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 ...

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 ...