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 ...

Jan 19, 2016

Keidanren seeking annual wage increases at 2016 negotiations

Keidanren is calling on member companies to consider annual income growth for workers as the 2016 wage talks between management and employees get under way. Company managers do not need to stick to pay-scale hikes, according to Keidanren's guidance for corporate executives, released Tuesday. The report ...

Dec 24, 2015

Abe, BOJ urge higher wages; businesses unconvinced

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda on Thursday applied fresh pressure on companies to do their part in putting a sustained end to deflation by boosting wages and investment. But the head of the nation's biggest business lobby offered only ...

Jan 9, 2014

Automobile labor union confederation to demand basic wage hike

The Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers' Unions said Thursday it will request a basic wage hike at the annual labor-management wage talks this spring. But the labor group, with a membership of around 762,000, did not set a unified numerical target for increased wages, taking ...

Keidanren to Rengo: No raises

/ Jan 30, 2013

Keidanren to Rengo: No raises

Annual wage negotiations got under way Tuesday as leaders of the nation's most powerful business lobby and the biggest umbrella labor body met in Tokyo to discuss pay for the coming business year. Tough negotiations are expected following the meeting between Keidanren Chairman Hiromasa Yonekura ...