Editorials Oct 29, 2014

Proposed temp law bad for workers

The Abe administration's move to meet business demands for more irregular workers without establishing the principle of "same work, same pay" will only increase the job insecurity of many of the nation's workers.

Editorials Feb 20, 2014

Expanding the temp workforce

A labor law revision being prepared by the government would remove the three-year limit on dispatching temporary workers to the same job, and thus expand the ranks of a workforce that traditionally has had little job security and received less pay than regular employees.

Temps fear the worst under biz-friendly Abe

National Feb 3, 2014

Temps fear the worst under biz-friendly Abe

The Labor Policy Council is pushing to ease the rules on hiring — and firing — temporary workers. This coincides with the Liberal Democratic Party's desire to make Japan more "business friendly" — a major shift from the pro-labor Democratic Party of Japan's policies when ...