Yamato Transport agrees to change delivery shifts

Mar 17, 2017

Yamato Transport agrees to change delivery shifts

Yamato Transport Co.'s management and labor union have agreed to amend the company's parcel delivery time slots to improve work conditions for its drivers, sources have said. The leading door-to-door parcel delivery firm will in June scrap the noon to 2 p.m. slot to make ...

/ 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 ...

/ Feb 1, 2017

Keidanren seeks higher pay on annual basis

Japanese companies should consider ways to raise employee pay on an annual basis in this year's shunto spring labor-management wage talks, Yasumi Kudo, vice chairman of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, said. "It's natural for companies with strong earnings to conduct wage hikes, mainly ...

Jan 23, 2017

Keidanren chief urges member firms to hike pay as spring wage talks kick off

Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), urged member companies Monday to increase pay on an annual basis, including bonuses and allowances, as part of this year's spring wage negotiations, known as shunto. Following the 2015 Christmas Day overwork-related suicide of a 24-year-old ...

Rengo to focus on monthly pay in wage-hike talks, not annual income

Jan 29, 2016

Rengo to focus on monthly pay in wage-hike talks, not annual income

This year's shunto spring wage talks should focus on raising monthly pay rather than annual pay, Rikio Kozu, president of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo), said in an interview Thursday. Keidanren called on member companies to raise annual pay, including bonuses and allowances. Kozu said ...

Key firms agree to hike pay scales

/ Mar 12, 2014

Key firms agree to hike pay scales

Many major firms notified their labor unions Wednesday that they will raise pay scales to conclude this year's spring wage negotiations, responding to strong calls from the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to help end long-standing deflation. Toyota Motor Corp., which has huge influence ...

Jan 28, 2014

Unions to demand robust pay rises

Unions are adopting robust demands for this spring's annual "shunto" wage talks, with those of Toyota Motor Corp. considering an average ¥2.3 million annual bonus and the electronics industry its first basic pay hike in five years. For the talks, the 600,000-member Japanese Electrical, Electronic ...

Nov 5, 2013

Real effect of wage increases

Despite signs that Japan Inc. may be ready to accept the prime minister's call to raise wages next spring, it's questionable whether the hikes would offest higher prices and taxes.

Mar 18, 2013

Time for base wage increases

For the first time since the 2008 failure of Lehman Brothers triggered the financial crisis, the wage situation for Japanese workers has brightened.