Activity reports

FY2017FY: Japanese Fiscal Year. from April to March

Invitation(2018.01.14〜2018.01.27)

Asia-Oceania Team

Field Project(2018.01.10〜2018.01.12)

VGCL/JILAF Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminars in Vietnam

Field Project(2017.12.12〜2017.12.14)

ITUC-BC/JILAF Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Bangladesh

Invitation(2017.12.03〜2017.12.16)

Bangladesh-Mongolia Team

Field Project(2017.11.27〜2017.11.28)

SGRA Project by the JILAF Thailand Office in Champasak, Laos (November)

Field Project(2017.11.21〜2017.11.22)

ITUC-BC/JILAF Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Bangladesh

Invitation(2017.11.21〜2017.12.01)

Reinvitation Team

Field Project(2017.11.20)

SGRA Project in Bangladesh (November)

Field Project(2017.11.11〜2017.11.12)

SGRA Project by the JILAF Thailand Office in Thailand (November)

Field Project(2017.11.07〜2017.11.09)

SGRA Project by the JILAF Thailand Office in Vientiane, Laos (November)

Invitation(2017.11.05〜2017.11.18)

English-Speaking Africa Team

Field Project(2017.10.27〜2017.10.31)

CITU/JILAF Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Indonesia

Invitation(2017.10.15〜2017.10.28)

Central and South America Team

Invitation(2017.09.24〜2017.10.01)

Leading Industrialized Countries Team

Field Project(2017.09.19〜2017.09.22)

SGRA Project in Nepal (September)

Field Project(2017.09.12〜2017.09.21)

JILAF, ITUC-AP, OTCI Jointly Hold 10th Youth Leadership Course (Multinational Seminar)

Invitation(2017.09.03〜2017.09.16)

Asia Youth Team

Field Project(2017.08.17〜2017.08.19)

SGRA Project in Thailand (August)

A meeting of the Khon Kaen Working Group was held in the northeastern Thai province of Khon Kaen on August 17 for existing network members (organic riceberry, or red rice, farmers) to discuss and confirm, among other things, the establishment and introduction of an SGRA credit union mutual-aid insurance menu (fire insurance), which will be a first in the four countries where the SGRA project (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network) is being implemented.

General Information(2017.08.08)

Seminar on Prevention of Industrial Disputes

On August 8, 2017, JILAF held the fifth seminar on the prevention of industrial disputes on the theme of “Achieving social development and the stabilization of industrial relations through the prevention of meaningless industrial disputes.”

Field Project(2017.07.29〜2017.07.30)

ITUC-CC/JILAF Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Cambodia

JILAF held a two-day industrial relations and labour policy seminar in Phnom Penh on July 29–30 jointly with the Cambodian Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-CC).

Field Project(2017.07.26〜2017.07.27)

INTUC/JILAF Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in India

JILAF, together with the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), held an industrial relations and labour policy seminar in Vijayawada in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on July 26–27.

Invitation(2017.07.23〜2017.08.05)

Eurasia Team

JILAF invited a total of nine persons (of whom five were women) from the three countries of Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Ukraine to visit Japan from July 23 to August 5, 2017.

Field Project(2017.07.22〜2017.07.23)

ITUC-TC/JILAF Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Thailand

JILAF held a two-day industrial relations and labour policy seminar in Bangkok on July 22–23 together with the Thai Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-TC).

Field Project(2017.07.14〜2017.07.26)

SGRA Project by the JILAF Thailand Office in Laos (July)

JILAF held a follow-up seminar for coffee farmers, a working committee meeting, and other events in Champasak in southern Laos on July 14–15.

Field Project(2017.07.09〜2017.07.10)

SGRA Project in Bangladesh (July)

JILAF visited Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on July 9–10 for the SGRA project (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network), which is being implemented with grants from the Japanese government (Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare). During the visit a Training of Trainers (TOT) seminar was held with the aim of strengthening the operation of SGRA cooperative societies (shomobae shomitee).

Field Project(2017.07.05〜2017.07.06)

Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in Laos

JILAF, together with the Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU), held a two-day industrial relations and labour policy seminar in the Lao capital of Vientiane on July 5–6.

Invitation(2017.07.02〜2017.07.15)

Cambodia-Myanmar Team

JILAF invited 13 persons (of whom 5 were women) from Cambodia and Myanmar to visit Japan from July 2 to 15.

Field Project(2017.06.21〜2017.06.22)

Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar held in Mongolia

In collaboration with the Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions (CMTU), JILAF held an industrial policy and labour relations seminar for two days on June 21 and 22, 2017.

Invitation(2017.06.18〜2017.07.01)

Laos-Thailand Team

JILAF invited a total of 12 persons from Laos and Thailand to visit Japan from June 18 to July 1.

Field Project(2017.06.12〜2017.06.22)

SGRA Project in Nepal (June)

From June 12 (Monday) to 22 (Thursday) JILAF visited Nepal for the SGRA project (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network), which is being implemented with grants from the Japanese government (Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare).

Invitation(2017.06.04〜2017.06.11)

Japan Visit by Constructive Industrial Relation Enhancement and Development Team: Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia

JILAF invited a total of nine labour union officials, including four women, from Japanese companies operating in four Asian countries-Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia—for various study sessions from June 4 through 13, 2017.

Field Project(2017.05.26〜2017.06.01)

SGRA Project in Laos (May–June)

A JILAF delegation visited Vientiane and Oudomxay, Laos, from Friday, May 26, to Thursday, June 1, on the occasion of the start of the fiscal 2017 initiatives of Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers and Workers Network (SGRA) project, held through grants from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of the government of Japan.

Field Project(2017.05.18〜2017.05.19)

Industrial Relations and Labour Policy Seminar in the Philippines

JILAF, together with the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), held an industrial relations and labour policy seminar in Manila on May 18–19 on the theme of “The Role of Government, Labour, and Management in the Global Economy and the Creation and Stabilization of Domestic Employment through the Building of Constructive Industrial Relations.

Field Project(2017.05.16〜2017.06.10)

SGRA Project in Thailand (May, June)

The JILAF Thailand Office visited the provinces of Surat Thani, Chiang Mai, and Khon Kaen in May and June with the aim of coordinating efforts toward the full-fledged start in fiscal 2017 of the SGRA project (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network).

Invitation(2017.05.14〜2017.05.27)

China-Indonesia Team

The Japan International Labour Foundation (JILAF) invited 11 labour union members from China and Indonesia, including four women, to participate in various study sessions in Japan during a 14-day stay from May 14 to 27, 2017.

Field Project(2017.05.11)

SGRA Project in Bangladesh (May)

JILAF convened the first meeting of the Central Roundtable in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on May 11 , 2017, to confirm specific activities toward the start of the SGRA project (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network) in Bangladesh in the current fiscal year.

Field Project(2017.04.22〜2017.04.27)

SGRA Project in Thailand (April)

A JILAF delegation visited Bangkok from Saturday, April 22 to Thursday, April 27 on the occasion of the fiscal 2017 start of the SGRA project (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network), which JILAF is implementing with grants from the Japanese government (Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare).

Field Project(2017.04.13)

New School Building Completed in Bhaktapur (School Project for the Eradication of Child Labour)

a ceremony to commemorate the completion of the new school building was held on April 13.

Field Project(2017.04.08〜2017.04.18)

SGRA Project in Nepal (April)

The SGRA project (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network), which JILAF has been implementing since fiscal 2011 with grants from the Japanese government (Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare), has entered its seventh year in fiscal 2017.