Turkey and Pakistan Teams

The program was held online from Monday, November 15 to Friday, November 19 and from Monday, November 22 to Friday, November 26.

Explanation of the "Employment Support Activities" of the SAITAMA Local of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Turkey)

From November 15 to November 19, five participants (all female) from Turkey completed their program, and from November 22 to November 26 nine participants (including four female participants) from Pakistan completed their program.

JILAF has been implementing its programs through "online programs" via the Internet in place of training programs that invite overseas trainees to Japan due to the restrictions on entry into Japan caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The online program consisted of five days, with two days spent watching on-demand videos on labor-management relations and labor policy and three days of real-time online sessions where participants exchanged opinions with JILAF officers and followed lectures.
On the fourth day, an online exchange of opinions with the SAITAMA Local of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation provided an opportunity to learn about the local employment situation as well as the employment stability initiatives of the trade union confederation local, and both sides engaged in lively discussions.

Participants mainly proposed the following action plans.
(1) We learned that labor-management consultations in Japan based on the three principles of productivity are an important factor in preventing labor-management disputes, both at individual establishments and for the country as a whole. We, too, would like to work with our affiliates to share labor-management consultations when collective bargaining negotiations are not successful. (Turkey)
(2) From the efforts of the SAITAMA Local of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, we felt that it is necessary to support young people to start their own businesses and promote measures to secure stable employment. We would like to consider techniques for conveying the attractiveness of employment opportunities from the perspective of young people, with reference to employment support activities in Japan. (Turkey)
(3) Participation in JILAF's training program taught us the importance of organizing female workers. We would like to convey to female workers generally that they can win their rights through unions. (Pakistan)
(4) In cooperation with the national center, we would like to organize one-day training programs for contract workers at factories and provide education on labor laws and unions. (Pakistan)

List of Cooperating Organizations

Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO)The Federation of Electric Power Related Industry Workers’ Unions of Japan
Shikoku Electric Power Company Labor UnionJapan Productivity Center
SAITAMA Local of the Japanese Trade Union ConfederationNational Council of Workers’ Welfare

Many thanks to everyone.

Photos of the Participants

"Three chants of 'Let’s do it'" at the end of the program (Turkey)

Explanation of the "Policy Proposal Activities" of the SAITAMA Local of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Pakistan)

Participants presenting on recent issues facing labor unions (Pakistan)