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Labor-Management Initiatives

Basic Approach

NGK respects worker's rights, including the right to collective bargaining, and strives to build healthy labor-management relations.

InitiativesMore details and related data are available from the NGK Report 2017 (PDF).

Protecting the Right to Collective Bargaining

NGK and the Labor Union have signed a labor agreement as equal partners. The agreement specifies that both parties shall respect each other's rights and take responsibility for the exercising of their own rights.

Guaranteeing the Minimum Wage

NGK and the Labor Union have signed an agreement that sets out the original "in-house minimum wages," which are fixed at a rate above the minimum wages by region and industry stipulated by the Minimum Wage Act.

Communication between Labor and Management

We make an effort to build labor-management relations founded on mutual trust through communication with various consultative bodies, such as the Labor-Management Advisory Board, the Worksite Advisory Board and the Regular Labor-Management Council.

Labor-Management Consultations in Fiscal 2016

  • - Regular Labor-Management Council: held twice
  • - Labor-Management Advisory Board: held once
  • - Other bargaining and consultations

    Consultation on overtime work and work on days off
    Consultation on revision of the agreement
    Consultation on measures to rectify long working hours

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