Labor-Management Dispute Prevention Team

The program was held online from Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 5, and from Monday, November 8 to Friday, November 12.

Opening remarks by JILAF President Nagumo

From November 1 to November 5, five participants (including four women) from China completed the entire program, and from November 6 to November 12 four participants (including three women) from Thailand completed the entire 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.
During the fourth day’s discussion of the labor situation, in addition to the employment situation in each country, the participants’ workplace and labor issues were discussed on a per-nation basis, and participants engaged in a lively question and answer session with participants in Japan.

Participants mainly proposed the following action plans.
(1) We would like to incorporate the concept of labor and the state of labor-management relations in Japan that we learned in this program into training programs for workplace union members. (Leader of Japanese-affiliated company in China)
(2) We would like to take action to build relationships, with reference to the efforts made by labor and management in Japan, to encourage employers to have more respect for labor unions. (Leader of a Japanese company in Thailand)

List of Cooperating Organizations

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.

Photos of the Participants

Meeting to hear about the labor situation (China)

Meeting to hear about the labor situation (Thailand)