Over 500 workers sacked for organising

Japanese workers under constant attack

Two separate labour issues highlight the pressures that workers in Japan face from their employers. A number of labour activists have been targeted by the global logistics company, Toll LTD., for their organising drive against unpaid overtime that forces drives to regularly work excessive hours. In a separate sector of the workforce, a survey has found that close to 70% of junior high school teachers are working more than 60 hours a week, putting many of them under severe stress.

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