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Osaka municipal workers hold exchange meeting

Municipal workers in Osaka Prefecture held a two-day study and discussion meeting where they shared concerns, problems and joys they have in their workplaces. This meeting was part of unions’ efforts to respond to their members’ wish to provide better services for residents and to contribute to developing local autonomy. It was the 21st meeting of this kind held on June 24 and 25 at the “Cityplaza Osaka” hotel with 119 members partic...



Firefighters call for govt. to end Power Harassment at work

Members of the Fire Fighters Network (FFN) talked with national government officials over “power harassment” at work places, asking for its elimination, at the office of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency on April 14. Mr. Harashina, general secretary of the FFN, clarified what’s going on at the work places of firefighters, saying “...



Bill enacted on non-regular workers’ employment and working conditions

Jichiroren working for amendment of bill, better services for residents, and protection of non-regular workers’ employment On May 11, a bill to amend the Local Public Service Act and the Local Autonomy Act, proposed by ruling parties, was enacted with the support of all political parties except the Japanese Communist Party. The amended law is intended to give clear legal grounds to the employment of about 640,000 temporary workers i...



2017 Spring Struggle: Let us join forces nationwide in order to realize demands in workplaces and communities

Calling for a drastic wage increase from the bottom up and a society where workers and citizens can live and work without anxiety, labor unions affiliated with the People’s Spring Struggle Joint Committee carried out nationwide actions on March 15, the due date for response from most companies to union demands, and on March 16. Jichiroren members from Hokkaido to Okinawa prefectures visited workplaces and communities as well as conduc...



For activating local economy and developing public services – Secretary General Nakagawa makes determination

Declaration of start of 2017 Spring Struggle (in front of Keidanren building)  January 19 Jichiroren Secretary General Satoshi Nakagawa expressed his determination for the 2017 Spring Struggle along with representatives of other unions in front of the building of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), known as the center of the business community. On January 19, the National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren) declared the st...



Make 2017 a major turning point by joining forces in workplaces and communities

Hitoshi Saruhashi, President, Jichiroren Happy New Year! Although the Abe Cabinet’s runaway policies were further accelerated in 2016, citizen to citizen cooperation expanded steadily, giving us hope for possible political changes. Let us join forces to make 2017 a major turning point for changing politics and for realizing our pressing demands Prime Minister Abe has attempted to maintain public expectations for his “Abenomics” econ...

JICHIROREN’s meeting to discuss People’s Spring Struggle 2017:

Don’t allow a mal-revision of the Constitution; Wage increases for All Working People; Better Workplaces and Communities for people to keep working and living there free from fear. Jichiroren holds annual discussion meeting usually in early December for the spring struggle. Union members coming from local unions nationwide learn lessons ...

Appeal for citizens to have proper understandings of Local Gov’t Jobs

The 11th Exhibition of Local Gov’t Jobs Helpful for Living: Yokohama-Shiju YOKO...

To Children, Safe and Good School Meals for their healthy growth

The 17th School Lunch Festival: Hamamatsu-Shishoku HAMAMATSU—On November 5, Sat...


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