Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Nerima Ward Sanitation and Recycle Staff Establishes Labor Union -- Full-time and Non-regular Workers Join Hands

On May 15, sanitation and recycle officers of Tokyo's Nerima Ward established a union. The members had collected garbage and recycleable resources as temporary and dispatch workers until March last year. Although the wardoffice gave them direct employment contract in April lastyear, the contract was good only three years. To win stable employment and sufficient pay, they formed a union. Direct employment and union establishment were realized with full support from full-time employees union, Tokyo Sanitation Workers' Union Nerima Branch. This effort shows that the solidarity between full-time employees and non-regular workers can open the new door to the union movement. (By S)



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