As the effects of the new coronavirus continue, the "Union" will raise a demand for a base-up in this spring battle, and will seek to improve the treatment of so-called essential workers.
Keidanren, on the other hand, said that maintaining employment would be a priority issue and was cautious about raising wages uniformly, and negotiations are expected to be difficult, especially for companies with difficult business performance. Will be done.
With the spread of the new coronavirus affecting the economy and employment, the spring battle is set to virtually start later this month.
With a series of companies suffering from poor performance, some unions were cautious about demanding wage increases.
However, the "Union" should improve the treatment of so-called essential workers who support society such as medical care and logistics and those who work in small and medium-sized enterprises, and wages of about 2% are equivalent to "base up" to raise the basic salary. We have decided on a policy to request a raise.
Confederation Chairman Kozu said, "It is true that the economy has been hit hard, but we must maintain the flow of wage increases toward a virtuous cycle of the economy. An essential worker working to establish a corona-stricken society. It is important to raise the level of treatment, including the above. We must work on both securing employment and raising wages. "
On the other hand, Keidanren has expressed the recognition that maintaining employment will be a priority agenda amid increasing uncertainty due to the re-expansion of infection.
In addition, he said, "It is not realistic to consider side-by-side industries and uniform wage increases for each company," and is expected to show a cautious policy for raising the base.
For the labor union, the major focus is on how much wages can be raised while ensuring employment, but negotiations are expected to be difficult, especially for companies with difficult business performance.