|Name:||Labour Union Law (Law No. 174 of 1 June 1949).|
|Subject(s):||Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Labour Laws of Japan, 2001, The Japan Institute of Labour, Tokyo, Japan, 7th ed., 73 p.
English translation (as amended) The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, Tokyo, Japan PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 87 of 2005 (consulted on 2008-02-22)
|Abstract/Citation:||The basic trade union law is designed to protect the right of workers to organize and to bargain collectively. Article 5 sets forth the requirements for constituting a trade union and Article 7 prohibits employer reprisals against union formation and activity. Chapter 3 describes various aspects in the process of negotiating, ratifying and enforcing collective agreements. Chapter 4 establishes Labour Relations Commissions under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour with authority to perform mediation, arbitration and conciliation of labour disputes.|