More effective than the union in Japan?
This year, the organizations representing the 400,000 part-time employees of Aeon, the leading distributor in the Archipelago, had demanded a 5% increase in remuneration.
Surprise: the management granted some… 7. One helping hand among others which has been the gloomy chronicle for thirty years of the Japanese employee, a poor relative of the middle class in industrialized countries.
Japan was in a deflationary context where the management did not see the need to increase the base salary
", summarizes the general manager of the Japanese subsidiary of a foreign industrial group.
This apathy was accepted by the employees, in a weak position (40% are in precarious contracts), atomized into company unions without mass bargaining power.
Conclusion: according to the OECD, a Japanese employee today earns 25% less than his French counterpart and 50% less than his American counterpart.
Polish wages are catching up…
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