Japanese Non-Life Insurance Workers Unions Achievements of Spring Labour Offensive 2017
The Japanese Federation of Non-Life Insurance Worker’s Unions (FNIU) are happy to report on the Achievements of this year's Spring Labour Offensive.
All 20 enterprise unions, representing 90,000 members, were successful in improving or maintaining wages for all workers. Overall, the wage level was improved for FNIU affiliates.
Regarding other working conditions besides wages, labour and management agreed to work on solutions to solve issues in their current management systems.
FNIU’s guidelines were set through careful investigation into the background and reasons for improving working conditions together with the social significance of the spring offensive negotiations. Each enterprise union submitted requests to its counterpart management based on each union’s own initiatives, backed by FNIU’s guidelines which support each enterprise union to “independently decide their union’s demands with a focus on wages”.
FNIU supported each negotiation by sharing background information with management and by encouraging union members to extend their efforts to reach their goals.
As a result, all negotiations successfully reached agreements with all or part of their union’s requests being accepted by management.
With an aim to make all workers feel rewarded, relaxed and fulfilled, and to enhance pride and self-confidence, environmental guidelines were established in order to effectively reform the current management system.
Supported by these guidelines, all spring labour offensive negotiations were successfully conducted by labour and management by agreeing on measures to solve issues regarding the current working environment.