The program was held online from Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11.
Six participants from India and six from the Philippines (including five women) completed all the programs between June 7 and June 11.
Since the team consisted of reinvited individuals, the program focused on "methods for preventing and resolving labor-management disputes and sharing case studies.” In their impressions of the lectures, the participants presented timely views on the challenges of organizing under the novel coronavirus pandemic, reforms in the way of working in Japan, and other issues.
In the "Listening Session for the Labor Situation (Expanded Version)," which was conducted in an online format, participants presented cases of labor-management disputes and shared local labor-management relations and labor-management issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. After the presentations, the participants discussed matters with each other, and a lively discussion ensued on how to build constructive labor-management relations, including such comments as, "Daily communication between labor and management is important to avoid labor-management disputes. A place should be set up for regular discussions.”
Participants mainly proposed the following action plans.
(1) We would like to apply what we learned this time to our own organization. (Philippines)
(2) We realized that union officers also need to improve their information technology. We would like to implement an initiative to increase learning opportunities to strengthen the organization. (Philippines)
(3) To improve labor-management relations in the workplace, we would like to share what we have learned with our workplace union officers. (India)
|■||Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare||■||Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO)|
|■||Central Labor Relations Commission||■||Tokyo Local of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo Tokyo)|
|■||National Association of Labour Banks|
Many thanks to everyone.