October 6 RENGO (Japanese Trade Union Confederation), RENGO Tokyo, and the Japanese organization
of the Global Union Federations held the "World Day for Decent Work 2010 in Tokyo" to
urge the realization of decent work and life. The rally, implemented in response to the
International Trade Union Confederation's call for worldwide action to demand decent
work, attracted about 450 participants.
First of all, on behalf of the organizers, RENGO President Nobuaki Koga appealed to the
participants, "Through the solidarity of all working people, let's build a society of
hope and peace of mind in which opportunities to work and fair working conditions are
guaranteed for everyone and a safety net is in place."
Next, participants delivered reports from their respective positions on the situation
relating to such issues as work and livelihood support, youth and students, support for
foreign workers, the promotion of gender equality, and support for the disabled. The
speakers proposed what the government and people should do now toward the realization
of decent work.