Tag Archives: Labour movement

Remembering Bloody May Day, 1952

Today is International Workers’ Day, when labour unions and other groups hold rallies around the world. Japan is no exception, though the weakness of the labour movement has lessened the importance of the day immensely over the years. However, there … Continue reading

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Colourful activists protest in Shibuya over Japanese fast-food worker wages

Today on April 15th Japanese activists protested in Shibuya for higher fast-food worker wages, joining demonstrators around the world on the global day of action demanding better wages for fast-food workers. Continue reading

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Sukiya’s part-time fast-food workers make a beef about labour conditions

Workers at the Japanese fast-food restaurant chain Sukiya went on an unofficial strike in May in protest over poor working conditions. Sukiya has been on a push to cut costs by operating branches for night shifts with a single worker, … Continue reading

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