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Name: National Enterprise Labour Relations Law [Law No 257 of 20 December 1948 as amended through Law No. 37 of 23 April 1991]
Country: Japan
Subject(s): Public and civil servants; Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1991-12-20
Entry into force:
ISN: JPN-1991-L-27775
Bibliography: Labour Laws of Japan, 1995, Ministry of Labour, Institute of Labour Administration, Tokyo, Japan, 7th ed., ISBN: 4-8452-5115-9, pp. 56-67
Abstract/Citation: The Act establishes the relationship between national enterprises and their employees. While public servants are allowed to organize and bargain collectively, they are not allowed to engage in strikes or work slowdowns. The national enterprise, likewise, may not engage in a lockout (Chapter 4). Chapter 5 covers methods of conciliation, arbitration and mediation of disputes.

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