Spread of COVID-19 casts shadow over Japan's <I>shuntō</I> wage talks

Business Feb 20, 2020

Spread of COVID-19 casts shadow over Japan's shuntō wage talks

The widening outbreak of the new coronavirus originating in China has started to affect annual shuntō wage negotiations. Tougher wage talks are expected this year, with management increasingly cautious about agreeing to pay hikes amid growing concerns over corporate performance. The Japanese Trade Union Confederation, or ...

Business Jan 24, 2020

Japan electronics union to seek monthly pay hike of ¥3,000 or more

The Japanese Electrical Electronics & Information Union, or JEIU, decided Friday to seek a pay-scale increase of ¥3,000 or more per month in this year's shuntō management-labor negotiations. The JEIU, composed mainly of labor unions at electronics makers, adopted the decision at a central committee ...