TOKYO – Labor unions here are reeling from what could turn out to be a fatal blow delivered to Japan's obsolete lifetime employment and seniority-based wage system, now blamed rather belatedly by management for jeopardizing Japanese competitiveness. This year, shunto – Japan’s so-called annual spring wage struggle – deviated sharply from the established negotiating pattern. The consequences still are being sorted out, but already it’s clear that organized labor has lost clout, especially ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.