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Rubber Unions Increase Demands on Tire Manufacturers

Member unions of the Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRC) have submitted their wage demands at the group’s annual spring labor offensive, directing most of their efforts toward large rubber companies. Looking specifically at the per-company wage demands for 35-year-old workers in the tire industry, unions are demanding a 5,600 yen ($52.70) increase from Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), a 5,500 yen...

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JRC Chairman Focuses on Positives at 2017 Annual Convention

The Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRC), a labor union of different rubber industries whose membership includes tire and other industrial rubber product manufacturers and shoe makers, recently held its 2017 annual convention. JRC introduced at the convention policies for the union’s 13th term, coming under the ethos that JRC members take pride in their work, have something to live...

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Rubber Unions Agree to Average Wage Increase of 5,150 Yen

Member unions of the Japan Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRWUC) and major rubber manufacturers have reached agreements following the 2017 spring labor offensive regarding wages and lump sum payments. Out of a total of 58 member unions, 45 of 51 unions that submitted demands for higher wages have reached agreements, while 38 of the 46 unions that submitted demands in...

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Japan’s Rubber Unions Outline 2016 Campaign Policies at Annual Convention

The Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRWUC) recently held its 2016 convention, where it announced its campaign policies. These included a reinforcement of its organization, such as the enhancement of industry-wide organizational functions, organizational stability and expansion and publicity campaigns with educational information. Also presented were employment and lifestyle protection initiatives, including those for job security, the enhancement of labor–management...

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