構造改革、民営化、市場原理主義の虚妄から、マインドコントロールを解くための参考図書館

« Annexation | トップページ | Death by Overwork 2 »

Death by overwork

Cimg6361_3 記者会見が、外国特派員協会で開催された。

*安孫子 理良、外国人研修生問題弁護士連絡会、事務局長、と
李 青智、中国人技術系研修生が出席して行われた。
7月22日(木)15:00-16:00
(スピーチ・QA:英語、中国語;英語通訳付)

A Press Conference was held in Tokyo today on July 22, at 15:00-16:00 attended by Ms. Lila Abiko, Secretary General, Lawyers' Network for Foreign Trainee, and Li Qing Zhi, Chinese Technical Intern who claimed that he was exploited by the Japanese Trainee system. The speech and Q & A was in English and Chinese with English interpretation)

A paper distributed in the conference read as follows,

Looking For Work in Japan, They Find Death:
The Japanese " Trainee" System

Death by overwork ("karoshi") is not a privilege reserved to Japanese
people. 27 foreign "trainees" died in Japan in 2009. Since quasi-all of
them were under 40, it is highly probable that a big chunk of this
figure died of overwork. In 2008, 34 "foreign trainees" died in the same
conditions.

Overwork is a well-known phenomenon in Japan. But these foreign
trainees' case is different: they came under an ODA program sponsored by
an organization called JITCO(The Japan International Training
Cooperation Organization), promising them that they would acquire in
Japan knowledge they could use in their own country. Instead, many of
them get low-paid, unskilled jobs, in the absence of the basic rights
any Japanese worker enjoys. When they leave their own country, they
leave a deposit that they may not see again if they complain. This
"trainee" system has been denounced many times by human rights
organization, seemingly without any consequence in the Japanese press or
the Japanese government.

The FCCJ will host Lila Abiko, a prominent lawyer in workers' rights
issues. Abiko will give FCCJ members an exclusive update on the
situation of these "foreign trainees". She will be accompanied by
Chinese "trainee", Li Qing Zhi, who will speak up and share his
experience with us. Do not miss this opportunity.

Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or http://www.fccj.or.jp/node/5826
(still & TV cameras inclusive). Reservations and cancellations are not
complete without confirmation.


Professional Activities Committee

(つづく)

|

« Annexation | トップページ | Death by Overwork 2 »

コメント

コメントを書く



(ウェブ上には掲載しません)


コメントは記事投稿者が公開するまで表示されません。



トラックバック

この記事のトラックバックURL:
http://app.cocolog-nifty.com/t/trackback/209267/48948801

この記事へのトラックバック一覧です: Death by overwork :

« Annexation | トップページ | Death by Overwork 2 »