Strengthening and Development of Constructive Industrial Relations Team

—Online meetings held February 1–6, 2021—

Online opening ceremony

A total of nine persons (including three women) in four countries (Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka) participated from Monday, February 1 to Saturday, February 6 and completed the program without hitch.

Targeting countries where the foundations of constructive industrial relations are relatively taking root, and where many Japanese companies and plants are operating, the purpose of this team is to deepen understanding of the latest industrial relations and other topics in Japan and to build the base of human networks toward the strengthening and development of industrial relations.
The participants took part in the online program from their homes and hotels, and they completed the full program according to schedule.

The following were the main points of the action plans proposed by the participants:
(1) “I deepened my understanding of the necessity and role of the productivity movement, including the three guiding principles of productivity. I will create opportunities to share this information with as many trade union members as possible, centered on those working at mining sites and so on.” (Pakistan)
(2) “I will report and share what I learned about the activities of labour banks, the financial management of trade unions, and so on at union training meetings.” (Philippines)
(3) “When the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, I will organize union training meetings on Japan’s labour legislation and social security system for new union members and others.” (Malaysia)
(4) “In my country, the pension system applies only to public-sector workers and not to private-sector workers. So I will publicize the Japanese pension system and social security system as a best practice.” (Sri Lanka)

List of Cooperating Organizations

RENGO (Japanese Trade Union Confederation)Japan Productivity Center
Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)Central Labour Relations Commission
RENGO TokyoNational Association of Labour Banks

Many thanks to everyone.

Photos of the Participants

Closing address by JILAF President Hiroyuki Nagumo

Closing ceremony