Activity reports

FY2013FY: Japanese Fiscal Year. from April to March

Invitation(2014.02.16〜2014.02.22)

Special invitation Team

JILAF invited three people from two organizations in two developed countries, one from Finland and two from the Netherlands, to visit Japan from February 16 to 22.

Field Project(2014.02.12〜2014.02.15)

Workplace Environment Improvement Program (“POSITIVE”) Held in India with the INTUC

The JILAF, together with the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), held a training seminar of the POSITIVE workplace environment improvement program in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, on February 12–15.

Field Project(2014.02.02)

SGRA Project in Nepal (January-February)

JILAF held a national workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal, on February 2 for the SGRA project, which is also being implemented in Bangladesh and Thailand.

Field Project(2014.01.28〜2014.01.29)

Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Indonesia

JILAF visited Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, on January 28–29 for an industrial relations seminar titled “Trade Union Strategy in a Global Age.”

Field Project(2014.01.23〜2014.01.29)

SGRA Project in Thailand (January)

JILAF visited Bangkok on January 23–29 for the SGRA project, attending the 3rd Promotion Committee and a national workshop.

Field Project(2014.01.23)

SGRA Project in Bangladesh (January)

JILAF held a national workshop in Bangladesh on January 23, 2014, for the SGRA (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network) project.

Invitation(2014.01.19〜2014.02.01)

South America Team

JILAF invited a total of 11 persons from four South American countries to visit Japan from January 19 to February 1.

Field Project(2014.01.17〜2014.01.18)

Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Myanmar (January)

JILAF, together with the Federation of Trade Unions Myanmar (FTUM) and the Yangon Office of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), held an industrial relations and labour policy seminar on January 17-18 aimed at building constructive industrial relations and preventing labour-management disputes.

Field Project(2013.12.12〜2013.12.13)

Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Nepal

JILAF held a seminar on industrial relations and labour policy in Kathmandu, Nepal, on December 12-13 with the participation of 64 people.

Field Project(2013.12.10〜2013.12.11)

Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Vietnam (December)

JILAF, together with the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), held an industrial relations and labour policy seminar in Hanoi, Vietnam, on December 10–11 on the main theme of “Building Constructive Labour-Management Relations in Foreign Companies.”

Invitation(2013.12.08〜2013.12.21)

English-Speaking Africa Team

JILAF invited 10 persons from 8 organizations in 7 English-speaking African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) to visit Japan from December 8 to 21, 2013.

Invitation(2013.11.24〜2013.12.07)

East Europe Team

JILAF invited eight persons from six organizations in five East European countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Romania) to visit Japan from November 24 to December 7, 2013.

Field Project(2013.11.23〜2013.11.26)

Workplace Environment Improvement Program (“POSITIVE”) Held in India with the INTUC

The JILAF, together with the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), held a basic seminar of the POSITIVE workplace environment improvement programme in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, on November 23–26, 2013.

Field Project(2013.11.18〜2013.11.30)

SGRA Project in Thailand (November)

A JILAF delegation visited Bangkok and Chiang Mai in Thailand on November 18–30, 2013, for the SGRA project, which is being implemented in these two areas.

General Information(2013.11.17〜2013.11.21)

Regular Exchange with the Korea Labour Foundation

A JILAF delegation visited Seoul on November 17-21 for regular exchange with the Korea Labour Foundation (KLF).

Field Project(2013.11.14)

Bilateral Seminar in Cambodia

The JILAF held a bilateral seminar in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 14th November with a 40 participants in total, many of whom had taken part in the JILAF Invitation Programme before.

Invitation(2013.11.10〜2013.11.23)

Eurasian Team

JILAF invited a team from Eurasia to visit Japan from November 10 to 23. The team consisted of a total of nine persons from six countries (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan).

Field Project(2013.11.06〜2013.11.10)

SGRA Project in Nepal (November)

JILAF visited Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and the Bhaktapur district from November 6 to 10, 2013, for the SGRA project, which is being implemented in this district.

Field Project(2013.10.26〜2013.10.29)

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

The JILAF and the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) jointly held a seminar on labour-management relations and productivity (PROGRESS) in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, on 26-29 October with the participation of 31 trade union leaders.

General Information(2013.10.23)

Special invitation Team "Exchange of Views on Labour Situation" Meeting: "Economic and Social Development and Employment/Labour Trends: Thinking about the Desirable Form of Labour-Management Relations amid Globalization"

JILAF invited trade union leaders from India, Malaysia, and the Philippines and held an "Exchange of Views on Labour Situation" meeting on October 23 titled "Economic and Social Development and Employment/Labour Trends: Thinking about the Desirable Form of Labour-Management Relations amid Globalization."

Invitation(2013.10.20〜2013.10.24)

Special invitation Team

JILAF invited a total of five persons from India, Malaysia, and the Philippines to visit Japan from October 20 to 26.

Field Project(2013.10.13〜2013.10.17)

Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminars in Sri Lanka

JILAF held two labour-management relations and labour policy seminars in Colombo, Sri Lanka, jointly with the Ceylon Workers' Congress (CWC) and the National Trade Union Federation (NTUF), the national centers in that country. Each seminar was attended by 25 central and regional trade union leaders.

General Information(2013.10.03〜2013.10.04)

RENGO Holds 13th Biennial Convention

RENGO (Japanese Trade Union Confederation) held its 13th Biennial Convention at the Tokyo International Forum on October 3-4 under the slogan "Stop the stratified society*! Let's build a secure society through the solidarity of all workers!" About 1,400 union members from affiliated organizations participated.

Invitation(2013.09.29〜2013.10.12)

Middle East and North Africa Team

JILAF invited 10 persons from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa to visit Japan from September 29 to October 12.

Field Project(2013.09.14)

Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Thailand

JILAF held an industrial relations and labour policy seminar in Bangkok, Thailand, on September 14-15 jointly with the four Thai national centers1 affiliated with the Thai Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-TC) and with the participation of three Indistriall organizations.

Field Project(2013.09.10〜2013.09.13)

PROGRESS Seminar in Indonesia

JILAF, together with the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (CITU, or KSPI), held a labour-management relations and productivity seminar (PROGRESS) in the city of Makassar in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, on September 10-13.

Field Project(2013.09.02〜2013.09.11)

SGRA Project in Nepal (September)

JILAF visited Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and the districts of Bhaktapur and Parsa from September 2 to 11, 2013, for the SGRA (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers' and Workers' Network) project, which is being implemented in these two districts.

Invitation(2013.09.01〜2013.09.07)

Myanmar Team

JILAF invited 10 persons (three women and seven men) from the Federation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (FTUM) to visit Japan from September 1 to 7.

Field Project(2013.08.22〜2013.08.23)

Labour-Management Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Mongolia

The JILAF, together with the Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions (CMTU), held a labour-management relations and labour policy seminar on 22nd and 23rd August, 2013, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with the participation of about 80 people from regional and industrial organisations, the government, and an employers' organization.

Field Project(2013.08.21〜2013.08.25)

Multinational Seminar

JILAF and the International Labour Organization (ILO) held a multinational seminar in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 21-25 on the main theme of unstable employment and countermeasures.

Field Project(2013.08.18〜2013.08.27)

Multinational Seminar in Jordan

A JILAF delegation visited the Jordanian capital of Amman from August 18 to 27, 2013, and held a multinational seminar there.

Field Project(2013.07.24〜2013.08.04)

SGRA Project in Thailand (July)

A JILAF delegation visited Thailand from July 24 to August 4, 2013, for the SGRA project, going to Bangkok and Chiang Mai, where the project is being implemented, and Khon Kaen with a view to expanding the project there in the future.

Field Project(2013.07.23〜2013.07.27)

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

The JILAF and the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines-International Trade Union Confederation (TUCP-ITUC) held a labour-management relations and productivity seminar (PROGRESS) on 23-27 July in Manila, the Philippines.

Invitation(2013.07.21〜2013.08.03)

China-Korea Team

JILAF invited a total of 10 persons (4 men and 6 women) from China and South Korea to visit Japan from July 21 to August 3.

Field Project(2013.07.16〜2013.07.26)

SGRA Project in Nepal (July)

JILAF visited Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and the districts of Bhaktapur and Parsa on July 16-26, 2013, for the SGRA (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers' and Workers' Network) project. The SGRA project is being implemented in these two districts.

Field Project(2013.06.25〜2013.07.02)

SGRA Project in Bangladesh (June)

JILAF visited Dhaka and Khulna in Bangladesh from June 25 to July 2 to observe the third Working Group (WG) meeting and a life support seminar in Khulna being held in accordance with plans for the Bangladesh SGRA project in the current fiscal year.

Invitation(2013.06.23〜2013.07.06)

Thailand and Indonesia Team

At the invitation of JILAF, a joint team of junior trade union leaders of Thailand and Indonesia visited Japan from June 23 to July 6.

Field Project(2013.06.21〜2013.06.22)

Labour-Management Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Cambodia

In collaboration with the Cambodian Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-CC), the JILAF held a seminar on labour-management relations and labour policy in Phnom Penh on June 21-22 with the participation of 60 trade union leaders and others.

Invitation(2013.06.02〜2013.06.15)

Asia-Pacific Team

JILAF invited a total of 12 persons (including 7 women) from six countries in the Asia-Pacific region to visit Japan from June 2 to 15.

Field Project(2013.05.30〜2013.06.11)

SGRA Project in Nepal (June)

JILAF visited Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and the districts of Bhaktapur and Parsa from May 30 to June 11, 2013, for the SGRA (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers' and Workers' Network) project. The project is being implemented in these two districts.

Invitation(2013.05.19〜2013.06.01)

Vietnam-Cambodia Team

JILAF invited a team from Vietnam and Cambodia to visit Japan from May 19 to June 1.

General Information(2013.05.19〜2013.05.24)

KOILAF Invitation Program for Trade Union Activists

The Korea International Labour Foundation (KOILAF) of the Korea Labour Foundation (KLF) invited four trade union officials from Japan to participate in its invitation program for trade union activists held in Seoul on May 19-24.

Field Project(2013.05.15〜2013.05.23)

SGRA Project in Thailand (May)

A JILAF delegation visited Bangkok on May 15-23 for the 1st Enlarged Working Committee (EWC) Seminar, which was the first activity of the current fiscal year in the Thai SGRA (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers' and Workers' Network) project.

Field Project(2013.04.19)

The SGRA Project in Thailand

The SGRA (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers' and Workers' Network) has entered its 3rd year since inauguration. The project is subsidised by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Field Project(2013.04.06)

Informal School Management Meeting and Teacher Training Held in Nepal

On April 6, 2013, JILAF held a school management meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the nine informal schools that it operates in that country in cooperation with the Nepal Trade Union Congress Independent (NTUC-I). About 40 teachers and school administrators participated in the meeting.

Field Project(2013.04.04〜2013.04.11)

SGRA Project in Bangladesh (April-May)

JILAF visited Dhaka on April 4-11 to attend a WG meeting and to discuss and confirm such matters as a preliminary survey for bridging to existing vocational training programs offered by the government and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), which is a pillar of the project for this fiscal year.

Field Project(2013.04.03〜2013.04.11)

SGRA Project in Nepal

The SGRA (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers' and Workers' Network) project, which began on commission from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, entered its third year in April 2013.