Rengo to Demand 2 pct Pay-Scale Hike

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 21 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese Trade Union Confederation, or Rengo, confirmed Thursday that it will demand a pay-scale increase of about 2 pct in 2022 "shunto" spring labor-management wage negotiations.

It will call for a pay-scale hike for the ninth consecutive year.

Rengo will also seek a combined increase of about 4 pct in seniority-based wages and pay scales, aiming to lift the salary standard from the bottom up and correct wealth gaps.

The size of Rengo's demand for pay-scale growth has been maintained since 2016.

Rengo, the umbrella body of labor unions across Japan, will make a formal decision on its policy for the upcoming shunto at a central committee meeting on Dec. 2.

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