Working Paper 29: "Non-regular work: Trends, labour law policy,
and industrial relations developments –
The case of Japan"
This paper is one of a series of national studies on collective bargaining, social dialogue
and non-standard work conducted as a pilot under the Global Product on „Supporting
collective bargaining and sound industrial and employment relations‟. The national studies
aim at identifying current and emerging non-standard forms of work arrangements within
which workers are in need of protection; examining good practices in which those in nonstandard
forms of work are organized; analyzing the role that collective bargaining and
other forms of social dialogue play in improving the terms and conditions as well as the status of non-standard workers and identifying good practices in this regard.