JILAF invited a team of 10 persons from eight organizations in eight Eurasian countries to visit Japan from December 10 to 21.
Through the labour-related lectures, the participants learned a lot about the characteristics of the labour movement and labour-management relations in Japan. They showed special interest in labour agreements and actively and repeatedly asked questions about a wide range of topics, including the method of concluding labour agreements, the scope of application, and the relationship with labour legislation. From the perspective of maternal protection, they also asked many questions about such issues as pre- and post-childbirth leave and the state of acquisition of childcare leave.
In their visit to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, in view of the fact that many people in their own countries migrate to West European countries in search of work, the participants showed an interest in the government’s policy toward foreign workers in Japan.
In the RENGO Tokushima program, the participants visited Tokushima Techno School, where they learned about the purpose of establishing the school, the curriculum, and the employment of graduates. They also observed an actual wood processing class, which enabled them to see the features of both wood processing using state-of-the-art machinery and wood processing by hand and to appreciate the need for vocational training in such schools. In discussions with RENGO Tokushima executives, they discussed such issues as relations between RENGO Tokushima and local governments and the main action policies of RENGO Tokushima, as well as learning about the role of a regional branch of RENGO. In particular, they showed great interest in the policy and system demands of regional RENGO branches.
At the National Association of Labour Banks, the participants showed much interest in the mutual-aid activities of labour banks, and many of them commented that they would like to see a system like labour banks introduced in their own countries.
|■||RENGO Tokushima||■||Tokushima Techno School|
|■||Tokushima Prefectural Government Office||■||Hello Work Tokushima|
|■||Tokushima Branch of Zen Suido (All-Japan Water Supply Workers’ Union)||■||Tokushima City Waterworks Bureau|
|■||East Nippon Expressway Workers’ Union||■||NEXCO East Iwatsuki Traffic Control Center|
|■||National Association of Labour Banks|
Many thanks to everyone.
|1.||Name||：||Mr. Vusal MAMMADOV|
|Name of organization||：||Union of State Organizations and Public Service Workers|
|Position||：||Head of Legal Department|
|2.||Name||：||Mr. Sabuhi IMANOV|
|Name of organization||：||Independent Trade Unions of Azerbaijan Education Employees|
|Position||：||Head of International Relations Department|
|3.||Name||：||Mr. Raman Viktaravich YERASHENIA|
|Name of organization||：||Belarusian Independant Trade Union(BNP)|
|4.||Name||：||Ms. Miranda MANDARIA|
|Name of organization||：||Trade Union of Self Employed and Individual Sectors Workers'' of Georgia|
|Position||：||Board member and lawyer of GTUC|
|5.||Name||：||Ms. Elza JGERENAIA|
|Name of organization||：||Georgian Trade Unions Confederation(GTUC)|
|6.||Name||：||Ms. Rita AQNIYAZOVA|
|Name of organization||：||Sourh Kazakhstan Regional Branch of Trade Union of Health Workers of tha Republic of Kazakhstan|
|7.||Name||：||Ms. Elizaveta LURCU|
|Name of organization||：||Union Federation of Workers in Communications from the Republic of Moldova|
|8.||Name||：||Mr. Eyup ALBAS|
|Name of organization||：||General Mining Workers Union of Turkey|
|9.||Name||：||Mr. Petro Perovich TULEI|
|Name of organization||：||Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine（KVPU）|
|10.||Name||：||Mr. Bakhtiyor Makhmadaliev XASANOVICH|
|Name of organization||：||Council of Trade Unions Federation of Uzbekistan for Health Protection Affairs|
Visit to the Japan Productivity Center
“Exchange of Views on Labour Situation” meeting
Visit to RENGO Tokushima
Visit to Tokushima Techno School
Courtesy visit to the governor of Tokushima Prefecture
Visit to Hello Work Tokushima
Discussion with the East Nippon Expressway Workers’ Union
Visit to the NEXCO East Iwatsuki Traffic Control Center
Discussion with JILAF President Takagi