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ICT, E&E unions focus on challenges of “Industry 4.0”

18 April, 2016Strong and sustainable industrial policy is required to tackle the challenges of the Industry 4.0, said unions at the IndustriALL Global Union’s steering committee on information and communication technologies (ICT), electrical & electronics on 6-7 April in Tokyo, Japan.

Asia Pacific executive committee and women’s committee meet in Tokyo

20 January, 2016IndustriALL Global Union’s Asia Pacific executive committee met in Tokyo, Japan, on 20 January to discuss congress preparations, activities and projects.

Japan

7 October, 2015On the occasion of the World Day of Decent Work the IndustriALL Japanese affiliates organized a number of actions on 7 October.

Japanese union leaders reiterate government demand to ratify Hong Kong Convention

9 September, 2015On 9 September, the Japan Federation of Basic Industry Workers' Unions, JBU, met with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, MILT.

Rio Tinto responsible for wage theft in Australian waters

8 July, 2015The crew of a ship chartered by Rio Tinto has reportedly received no wages for months and has been forced to live and work in filthy conditions.

Japan: expedited ratification of Hong Kong Convention

23 June, 2015After a meeting in June between unions and the responsible government ministry, Japan has committed to expediting the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.

Japanese metalworkers secure major wage increase

26 March, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliated Japanese metalworkers’ unions achieved the largest annual wage increase in 16 years in their 2015 Spring Offensive. The Japanese metalworkers submit demands on wages and working conditions every February, and engage in collective bargaining.

JAPAN

8 October, 2014The Japan Council of Metalworkers’ Unions (JCM) takes action on 7 October for on the World Day for Decent Work.

In memoriam of Ichiro Seto

5 June, 2014Ichiro Seto, a pioneer who opened gate for the Japanese metalworkers to join international labour movement, has died at the age of 86.

Japanese metalworkers secured the biggest pay rise since 1999

20 March, 2014The 2014 yearly wage bargaining Spring Labor Offensive by the Japanese metalworkers’ unions achieved reasonable results.