Dismissed JAL crewmembers appealed for an early settlement of the dispute at the shareholders meeting (a news story from Kohkuren, Japan)

On 22 June 2016, the members of strikers (dismissed crewmembers) of Japan Airlines (JAL) and their supporters gathered near the venue of the company’s general shareholders meeting to protest against a wrongful dismissal and appeal for an early settlement of the dispute. Protestors chanted the slogan of retraction of dismissal and passed out leaflets to […]

July 22, 2016

JAL recruit cabin crew on a permanent basis (a news story from Kohkuren, Japan)

In December 2015, Japan Airlines (JAL) announced a change to the employment practices it has had since 1994, and will now recruit cabin crew members on a permanent employment basis starting from April 2016. This is a great achievement in our long fight over 20 years since the company went ahead with its employment practice […]

May 9, 2016

The ILO issues its follow-up views on the JAL dispute

On 11 November 2015, the Governing Body of the ILO issued its 376th Report of Committee on Freedom of Association. The report includes its 2nd follow-up (virtually, 3rd recommendation) on the Japan Airlines (JAL) dispute regarding the dismissals of 165 pilots and cabin crew members by JAL. The Committee elaborates the background of the dispute […]

December 14, 2015

The High Court upholds the ruling against dismissed JAL workers

On 3 and 5 June, the Tokyo High Court ruled against 71 former Japan Airlines (JAL) cabin crew and 70 former JAL pilots. The workers were seeking reinstatement after being dismissed as part of the airline’s corporate restructuring in the wake of its 2010 bankruptcy. The court ruled: “the personnel cuts were necessary for the […]

June 10, 2014