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

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 ...

/ 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, ...

Feb 8, 2017

Japan union confederation to call for hikes in base pay

Rikio Kozu, president of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo), has stressed that the labor side will push for hikes in regular monthly wages in this year's shunto annual wage negotiations. While Japan's biggest business lobby, the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), has said it will ...