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  1. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notice to Amend the Notice of the Organization and Operation of the Fire Defense Personnel Committee (Notice No. 6 of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, 2005)

    Adoption: 2005-05-09 | Date of entry into force: 2005-08-01 | JPN-2005-M-70857

    In accordance Article 14-5, Paragraph 4 of the Fire Service Organization Law (Law No 226 of 1947), Notice of the Organization and Operation of the Fire Defense Personnel Committee, issued in 1996, is amended to introduce, inter alia, a ┐liaison facilitator┐ system.

  2. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Specifying the Number of the Committee Members in accordance with the Law on Promoting the Resolution of Individual Labour Disputes (Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, No.374 of 2004)

    Adoption: 2004-12-01 | Date of entry into force: 2005-01-01 | JPN-2004-R-69382

    Specifies the number of the Committee members as seven, in accordance with Article 7 of the Law on Promoting the Resolution of Individual Labour Disputes of 2001.

  3. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Law amending the Labour Union Law (Law No.140 of 2004)

    Adoption: 2004-11-17 | Date of entry into force: 2005-01-01 | JPN-2004-L-69380

    Substantially amends the Trade Union Law of 1949 relating to Labour Relations Commissions in order to shorten the length of procedures. Requires the Central Labour Commission and those established in each Prefecture to set a target time, within which a conclusion must be reached. Also allows Commissions to invite parties or witnesses to appear before it, gives Commissions the authority to maintain the law and order of Commission procedures, and gives Commissions the discretion to recommend amicable settlement at any time during the procedure.

  4. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance implementing for the Law on promoting the resolution of individual labour disputes (Ordinance No. 191 of 19 September 2001)

    Adoption: 2001-09-19 | JPN-2001-R-66122

    Concerns the Dispute Adjustment Committees.

  5. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Law on promoting the resolution of individual labour disputes (Law No. 112 of 11 July 2001). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-07-11 | JPN-2001-L-66121

    Makes provision for voluntary resolution of disputes, advice, guidance and provision of information to parties, and conciliation. Establishes the Dispute Adjustment Commission.

  6. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 23 of 1947 of the Ministry of Labour made under the Labour Standards Law (Law No. 49 of 1947). No. 51.

    Adoption: 1999-12-27 | Date of entry into force: 2000-04-01 | JPN-1999-R-55812

    Governs registration and information filing procedures when a labour-management committee is established in an undertaking.

  7. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Law on Promoting Non-Governmental Organization Activities. No. 7.

    Adoption: 1998-03-25 | JPN-1998-L-50120

    Enactment of a new Act to promote NGO activities. Gives NGOs legal status.

  8. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    National Enterprise Labour Relations Law [Law No 257 of 20 December 1948 as amended through Law No. 37 of 23 April 1991]

    Adoption: 1991-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 1949-06-01 | JPN-1991-L-27775

    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.

  9. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Law amending the Labour Union Law (Law No. 82 of 1988).

    Adoption: 1988-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 1988-10-01 | JPN-1988-L-7248

    This Act amends three Acts concerning dispute resolution bodies. Under the Trade Union Law of 1949 (LS 1949-Jap.3), the Central Labour Relations Committeee is to be composed of thirteen members representing employers, thirteen members representing workers and thirteen members representing the public interest. The Prime Minister shall appoint the members in accordance with the respective recommendations of employers and workers' organisations (for details see s. 19-3). Tripartite Local Dispute Resolution Committeees appointed by the Minister of Labour shall be established within the Central Labour Relations Commission (ss. 19-10 and 27) to engage in conciliation and mediation of disputes between the National Enterprises and their employees, involving the investigation and hearing of unfair labour practice charges. The Central Labour Relations Commission shall encompass the functions of the former Central Labour Relations Commission and those of the National Enterprises Labour Relations Commission (s. 25). The Labour Relations Dispute Resolution Act (No. 25 of 1946) is amended to define the disputes which the Central Labour Relations Commission should handle at the district level by conciliators or mediators appointed from Local Dispute Resolution Committeee members. The National Enterprises Labour Relations Act (No. 257 of 1948) is amended to establish the Review Committeee (ss. 3 and 4), composed of the chairperson of the Central Labour Relations Commission and four public members appointed thereby. It shall hear unfair labour practices involving employees on the National Enterprises, and its decisions shall be deemed to be those of the Central Labour Relations Commission. The National Enterprises Labour Relations Commission and the Local Mediation Committee are abolished.

  10. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Personnel Authority Regulation amending National Personnel Authority Regulation No. 17-0 (Definition of Managerial Personnel). No. 17-0-10.

    Adoption: 1987-11-30 | JPN-1987-R-6279

    Amendments concerning the definition of the managerial personnel who may not form an employee organisation (trade union) together with non-managerial personnel, following administrative re-organisation or a change, abolition, etc. of positions.

  11. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Cabinet Order amending Order No. 249 of 1956 made under the Public Corporation and National Enterprise Labour Relations Law. No. 35.

    Adoption: 1981-03-25 | JPN-1981-R-11375

  12. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order for the Enforcement of the Labour Union Law, Cabinet Order No. 231, 29 June 1949 - English translation

    Adoption: 1949-06-29 | JPN-1949-R-70076

  13. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Labour Union Law (Law No. 174 of 1 June 1949). - English translation (as amended)

    Adoption: 1949-06-01 | JPN-1949-L-27190

    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.

  14. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order for the Enforcement of the Labour Relations Adjustment Law (Imperial Order No. 478 of October 12, 1946) - English translation

    Adoption: 1946-10-12 | JPN-1946-R-70077

  15. Japan - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Labour Relations Adjustment Law (Law No. 25 of September 27, 1946). - English translation Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1946-09-27 | JPN-1946-L-27191

    Provides for conciliation, mediation, arbitration, and emergency arbitration.


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