Emirates ordered to revoke dismissals of 3 Japanese union workers (a news story from Kohkuren, Japan)

On 11 October 2016, the Osaka Prefectural Government’s Labour Relations Commission ordered Emirates airline to revoke its dismissal of three unionised Japanese employees as it constitutes an unfair labour practice. On 31 March 2015, the Osaka District Court had already issued a provisional disposition that “abuse of the dismissal right, invalidation of dismissal, ordering payment […]

March 2, 2017

Emirates dismisses 3 workers due to closure of branch offices (a news story from Kohkuren, Japan)

In January 2013, three employees working at the Emirates’ reservation and ticketing section in Osaka joined the Sky Network (SNW) labor union to tackle such problems as moral harassment and unpaid overtime, and they created certain results. On May 20, 2014, the company suddenly announced the closure of the ticketing counter in Tokyo and Osaka, […]

July 28, 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