Sunday, November 23, 2014

In protest against across-the-board dismissal based on age: Examination of an witness at court

On November 12, 2014, the fourth examination of a witness of a lawsuit over the age of retirement of casual postal workers was held at the Tokyo District Court. The 77-year old plaintiff who was working at the Mitaka Post Office in a suburb of Tokyo said, referring to his recent experience to climb up Japan’s third highest mountain (Mt. Okuhotaka) alone, “I have done my best to anything, based on my motto ‘No work, no pay’. This dismissal is just like I am told, ‘It is meaningless for you to work’. The only reason of my dismissal is that I reached the age of 65. Such a discharge is unreasonable”. (NIWA Yoshiko)

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* Photo: Appeal in front of the court



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