Raising the Minimum Wage Discussions throughout the night Continued July 22 at 6:17

The MHLW council, which discusses raising the minimum wage this year, has been talking all night since the 21st.
This time, there is a wide gap between labor and management regarding how to evaluate the effects of the new coronavirus, and the focus is on continuing wage increases.

The minimum wage is the minimum wage that a company must pay to its employees, and each year, the council of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, in which labor and management participate, provides a guideline for the amount to be raised, and the minimum wage is determined for each prefecture.

The 5th council, which started in the evening on the 21st, continued to hold discussions all night long, but there were gaps between the labor union side seeking continuation of wage increases and the management side seeking freeze. Is large and has not been summarized.

Regarding the minimum wage, the government has set a goal of achieving a national average of 1,000 yen per hour as early as possible, and until the previous year there was a significant increase of about 3% for the fourth consecutive year, but this is the new coronavirus. As the impact spreads across a wide range of industries, the focus is on continuing wage increases.