Saturday, May 6, 2017

Emails detail long working hours: Recent cases from the Labor Consultation Center

Case 1: I was a manager at Toyoko Inn Hotel. I had to work 24 hours continuously and had only two or three days off in a month. There was overtime work every day and sometimes I had to work reception for 25 hours. I was worn out and had to leave the job. I had a management position, so there was no time card and it was difficult to claim overtime pay.
Case 2: I work for an IT venture company. I start working at 8:45 a.m. and leave office at mid night every day. Still, I have to take work home. I have never taken a single paid holiday. I became mentally ill and am convalescing at home. The company hasn’t done anything about my illness.
Case 3: I work at a nursing home for the elderly. I have to work a 16 hour night shift alone. There is no break time. Now, there is no overtime pay.
Case 4: I am a kindergarten teacher. My official working hours are 8a.m. to 5p.m., but actually it’s from 7:20 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. and sometimes 10 p.m. I have to work up to 3 hours after returning home. There is no overtime pay, nor for holiday work. My colleagues have health disorders due to over work and stress. (NPO Labor Consultation Center)
 Photo: Tokyo Tobu Union members displaying  a banner, saying "Defend the eight hour working hour system".


い仕組みで す。2、ITベンチャー企業。毎日出社845分~退社24時です。その
クションもありません。3、特別養護 老人ホーム。16時間の夜勤業務を一人でさせら
時の時もあります。その上、自宅に帰ってからも1時間~3時間 は仕事をしていま
で仲間たちも体調を崩してきています。(NPO法人 労働相談センター)

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