Online study programs were held from November 14 (Monday) to November 18 (Friday) and from November 28 (Monday) to December 2 (Friday).
From November 14 to November 18 (Pakistan) and from November 28 to December 2 (Mongolia), a total of fifteen people (including nine women) from Pakistan and Mongolia took part in and completed all of the programs.
Due to the restrictions on entering Japan caused by the spread of COVID-19, JILAF has implemented its projects through “online programs” over the Internet, in place of training programs that invite overseas trainees to Japan.
In the programs held this time, on-demand videos were viewed on matters such as industrial relations and labor policy, and online sessions were conducted with locals of the trade union confederation. The sessions were attended by the Chairmen of Rengo Fukushima and Rengo Osaka, and a wide range of opinions were exchanged on the employment situation and other matters in both regions. Also, in the program for Mongolia, Miwako Nagasu, a collaborative researcher at the Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour, held a live session on initiatives to improve the workplace environment, which attracted a great deal of interest from the participants.
The participants mainly proposed the following action plans.
（1） In order to improve the rights of female workers and encourage their participation in union activities, I would like to set up a group that uses social media and other means to raise awareness. (Pakistan)
（2） I want to improve the awareness of working women and promote the active appointment of female union members to executive positions. (Pakistan)
（3） I want to make a plan to train and develop trade union executives and trainers for improving the workplace environment. (Mongolia)
（4） I would like to share what I have learned at JILAF with union members and formulate a medium to long term plan for financial consolidation. (Mongolia)
List of Cooperating Organizations
|Japanese Business Federation (Keidanren)
|Japan Productivity Center
|Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO)
|Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour
Many thanks to everyone.