Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Postal Unions stage national strike for better treatment for non-regular workers
Postal Workers Union and Postal Industry Workers Union staged a national strike demanding the equal treatment of non-regular workers and their promotion to regular status. Postal workers in 28 workplaces nationwide from Toyohira in Hokkaido to Nagasaki North Office joined the strike. 180 union members and supporters held a rally in front of the main office in Tokyo from 11:30 a.m. to say no to the Government's attempts to blame workers for the deficit caused by mismanagement.
In a related story, in the Chiba and Funabashi Branches, Postal Workers Union leaders were denied re-employment after mandatory retirement. The Union asserts that this is an unfair labor practice of discrimination based on union activities and is demanding rehiring of the two officials. (NIWA Yoshiko)