Activity reports

FY2012FY: Japanese Fiscal Year. from April to March

Field Project(2013.02.27〜2013.02.28)

Labour-Management Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Indonesia

The JILAF, together with the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (CITU/KSPI), held a seminar titled “Globalisation and Trade Union Strategy” in Jakarta on February 27–28 with the participation of 119 union leaders.

Field Project(2013.02.23〜2013.02.24)

SGRA International Symposium

An international symposium was held in Bangkok on February 23-24 to discuss achievements and challenges of the project on supporting informal-sector workers.

Invitation(2013.02.17〜2013.02.23)

Major Developed Countries Team

JILAF invited five persons from the American Federation of Labour and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the UK Trades Union Congress (TUC), and the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) to visit Japan from February 17 to 23.

Field Project(2013.02.05〜2013.02.07)

Labour-Management Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Mongolia

JILAF, together with the Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions (CMTU), held a labour-management relations and labour policy seminar focusing on labour legislation in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on February 5-7.

Invitation(2013.01.20〜2013.02.02)

Middle East and Northern Africa Team

JILAF invited a team of 10 persons (including 3 women) from eight countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa to visit Japan from January 20 to February 2.

Invitation(2012.12.10〜2012.12.21)

Eurasian Team

JILAF invited a team of 10 persons from eight organizations in eight Eurasian countries to visit Japan from December 10 to 21.

Field Project(2012.12.09〜2012.12.13)

Labour-Management Relations and Productivity Seminar (PROGRESS) in the Philippines

JILAF and the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) held a labour-management relations and productivity seminar (PROGRESS) on December 9-13 in Tagaytay in the Philippines with the participation of 32 trade union leaders.

General Information(2012.12.06)

Exchange with the Korea Labour Foundation

On December 6 JILAF welcomed a delegation from the Korea Labour Foundation and held a meeting for the exchange of opinions at the RENGO Kaikan in Tokyo on the theme of "Present Conditions and Issues Relating to Profit-Making Companies and Distribution to Workers." About 40 people attended the meeting from member organizations of RENGO , related organizations, research institutes, and so on.

General Information(2012.11.28)

International Symposium on Minimum Wage Trends in ASEAN Countries

JILAF held an international symposium on November 28 on the theme of "Minimum Wage Trends in ASEAN Countries: What Should Trade Unions Do to Improve National Life?" The symposium was attended by about 80 people from member organizations of RENGO, the government, research institutes, and employers’ organizations.

Field Project(2012.11.27〜2012.11.30)

Labour-Management Relations and Productivity Seminar (PROGRESS) Held Jointly with CITU in Indonesia

JILAF and the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (CITU) jointly held a seminar on labour-management relations and productivity (PROGRESS) in Surabaya on the island of Java, Indonesia, on November 27–30 with the participation of 34 trade union leaders.

Invitation(2012.11.25〜2012.12.01)

Asia Reinvitation Team

JILAF invited six persons from the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (CITU), Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC), Thai Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-TC), and Confederation of Thai Electrical Appliances, Electronic, Automobile and Metal Workers (TEAM) to visit Japan from November 25 to December 1.

Invitation(2012.10.28〜2012.11.10)

East Europe Team

JILAF invited a team of 12 persons from seven organizations in six East European countries to visit Japan from October 28 to November 10.

Field Project(2012.10.21〜2012.10.23)

Labour-Management Relations and Productivity Seminar (PROGRESS) in Thailand

JILAF and the International Trade Union Confederation-Thai Council(ITUC-TC) held a labour-management relations and productivity seminar (PROGRESS) in Samutprakan Province in Thailand on October 21–23 with the participation of 24 trade union officers from national centers and enterprise-based unions.

Invitation(2012.10.14〜2012.10.27)

Central and South America Team

JILAF invited a team of nine persons (including two women) from eight organizations in four Central and South American countries to visit Japan from October 14 to 27.

Invitation(2012.09.23〜2012.10.06)

French-Speaking Africa Team

JILAF invited a team of 11 persons from 10 French-speaking African countries to visit Japan from September 23 to October 6.

Field Project(2012.09.10〜2012.09.12)

Labour-Management Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Mongolia

JILAF and the Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions (CMTU) jointly held a labour-management relations and labour policy seminar in the city of Darkhan, Mongolia, on September 10–12 with the participation of 28 leaders of enterprise-level unions in the iron and steel, railway, electric power, and other industries.

Invitation(2012.09.02〜2012.09.15)

Thailand-Vietnam Team

JILAF invited a total of 10 persons from three organizations in Thailand and Vietnam to visit Japan from September 2 to 15.

Field Project(2012.08.21〜2012.08.25)

Multinational Seminar

JILAF, together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), held a multinational seminar in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 21st - 25th, 2012 on the theme of "Promoting Freedom of Association and Decent Work for workers in precarious employment".

Field Project(2012.08.08〜2012.08.09)

Follow-up Seminars in Hong Kong (HKCTU, HKTUC)

JILAF held follow-up seminars in Hong Kong on August 8-9, 2012, with a total of 41 participants from the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) and the Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council (HKTUC), including 14 past participants in the JILAF Invitation Program and trade union leaders.

Field Project(2012.08.04〜2012.08.07)

Labour-Management Relations and Productivity Seminar (PROGRESS) in Vietnam

JILAF and the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) jointly held a seminar on labour-management relations and productivity (PROGRESS) in Da Nang, Vietnam, on August 4-7 with the participation of 24 union leaders from industrial- and enterprise-level unions in the city and surrounding provinces.

General Information(2012.07.30〜2012.08.01)

Joint Seminar with the ACFTU

On July 31 and August 1 JILAF held a joint seminar with the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) in the city of Dalian in Liaoning Province, China, on the theme of collective bargaining and the labour-management consultation system.

Field Project(2012.07.26〜2012.07.28)

Labour-Management Relations Seminar in Sri Lanka

JILAF and the Ceylon Workers' Congress (CWC), the national center in Sri Lanka, jointly held a labour-management relations seminar in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 26-28 with the participation of 28 union leaders active at the local level.

Field Project(2012.07.19〜2012.07.20)

Seminar on Green Jobs and Decent Work held in the Philippines

The JILAF and the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) jointly held a labour-management relations seminar in Tagbilaran on the island of Bohol in the Philippines on 19-20 July 2012.

Field Project(2012.07.18)

Follow-up Seminar in Senegal (CNTS, UNSAS, and Five Adjacent Countries)

JILAF held a follow-up seminar in Dakar, Senegal, on July 18 with the participation of 68 persons, including 12 past participants in the JILAF Invitation Program and trade union leaders.

Field Project(2012.07.16〜2012.07.18)

Labour-Management Relations Seminar Held in Cambodia

JILAF and the Cambodian Trade Union Coordination Council (CTUCC) jointly held a labour-management relations seminar in Phnom Penh on July 16-18 with the participation of 30 union leaders from the three organizations affiliated to the CTUCC.

Field Project(2012.07.13〜2012.07.15)

Labour-Management Relations Seminar Held in Bangladesh

The JILAF and the Bangladesh Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-BC) jointly held a labour-management relations seminar on the theme of organisation in Bogra, Bangladesh, on 13-15 July with the participation of 55 trade union leaders.

Invitation(2012.07.08〜2012.07.14)

All-Asia Team

JILAF invited a total of 14 persons from 12 organizations in 9 Asian countries to visit Japan on July 8-14.

Field Project(2012.07.02〜2012.07.06)

Labour-Management Relations Seminar in Indonesia

The JILAF and the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (CITU/KSPI) jointly held a labour-management relations seminar in Semarang on the island of Java, Indonesia, on 2-6 July 2012.

Field Project(2012.06.29〜2012.07.03)

JILAF and NTUC-I Hold nonformal School Teacher Training and Management Meeting in Kathmandu

On July 2-3 JILAF held a school management meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the nine nonformal schools that it operates in that country in cooperation with the Nepal Trade Union Congress Independent (NTUC-I).

Field Project(2012.06.27〜2012.06.30)

Labour-Management Relations and Productivity Seminar (PROGRESS) in Indonesia

JILAF and the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (CITU) jointly held a seminar on labour-management relations and productivity (PROGRESS) in Merak on the island of Java, Indonesia, on June 27-30 with the participation of 28 union leaders.

Invitation(2012.06.24〜2012.07.07)

Southeast Asia Team

JILAF invited a total of 11 persons from nine organizations in six countries and one region in Southeast Asia to visit Japan from June 24 to July 7.

Field Project(2012.06.18〜2012.06.20)

Labour-Management Relations Seminar in Vietnam

JILAF and the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) jointly held a labour-management relations seminar on the theme of organization in the province of Bac Giang, Vietnam, on June 18-20.

Field Project(2012.06.05)

Monitoring of Markapur Learning Center in India

On June 5 JILAF and the Indian Trade Union Congress (INTUC) conducted a monitoring of the Markapur Learning Center in the state of Andra Pradesh in India.

Invitation(2012.06.03〜2012.06.16)

South Asia Team

JILAF invited a total of nine persons from five organizations in three South Asian countries to visit Japan from June 3 to 16.

Invitation(2012.05.20〜2012.06.02)

China-Korea Team

JILAF invited a total of 10 persons from China and the Republic of Korea to visit Japan from May 20 to June 2--- five from the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), four from the Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU), and one from the Korea International Labour Foundation (KOILAF).

Field Project(2012.05.18〜2012.05.20)

Labour-Management Relations Seminar in Bangladesh

The JILAF, in cooperation with the International Trade Union Confederation - Bangladesh Council (ITUC-BC), held a labour-management relations seminar on the theme of organising in Chittagong, Bangladesh, on 18-20 May with the participation of 35 young trade union leaders.

General Information(2012.04.01〜2012.04.06)

KOILAF Invites Young Unionists from Japan

An invitation program for young unionists, sponsored by the Korea International Labour Foundation (KOILAF), was held in Seoul, South Korea, on April 1-6 with the participation of four young unionists from Japan.