Editorials Mar 24, 2018

Insufficient wage gains

Companies should share more of their earnings with employees as a strategic investment in manpower that supports their future business.

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 ...

Editorials Aug 6, 2017

Work-hour deregulation

The government's proposed scheme to exempt certain employees from legal work-hour regulations needs to be scrutinized from the viewpoint of protecting workers' interests from labor abuse.

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 ...

National / Social Issues Jul 13, 2017

Rengo seeks to amend bill axing white-collar overtime

The country's largest labor union body urged authorities Thursday to add tougher overwork prevention measures when the government moves forward with plans to introduce a merit-based pay system for highly skilled jobs. Based on the request by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, known as Rengo, ...