Friday, June 11, 2010

Give Us Jobs for Decent Living! - Appeal Walk by 5,200 Young People

National Youth Assembly 2010 for Jobs for Decent Living and Working attracted about 5,200 young people from around the country to Meiji Park, Tokyo, making a great success. Young workers fighting lawsuits through solidarity with fellow members of labor unions after the termination of their employment as dispatched workers said, "During the past one and a half years, the actual conditions of dispatched workers under the Worker Dispatch Law have been uncovered and the situation is drastically moving ahead toward the revision of the Law. Now is the time for dispatched workers to take action for a change." The closing speech at the rally concluded by pointing out that the rally was a start of a new struggle, rather than the goal. 5,200 young participants started Meiji Park for an appeal walk through Harajuku and Omotesando.
By Shingo Yamada, Metropolitan Youth Union
See the video (on Union Tube)



nick jonas said...

Therefore, through desperation the family hired a lawyer to settle the matter. Alicia Paulino Grisham, the family’s lawyer commented: “7-Eleven abandoned the Faruque family, and they disregarded the wishes of their employee. The reason that she was paying for coverage was because she wanted to protect them and they didn't care.”

nick jonas said...

According to Sandy Praeger, former president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, third-party insurance providers have little incentive to care.

nick jonas said...

Praeger said that the federal Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) safeguards companies like 7-Eleven from punitive damages: “Their only incentive would be wanting to keep good employees. They are insulated.”