Chairperson's Messages

Statement by Yasuchika Hasegawa, Chairman of Keizai Doyukai
On the Cabinet Approval of the Bill to Amend the Worker Dispatching Act

March 13, 2015

Yasuchika Hasegawa
Chairman, Keizai Doyukai

  1. Today, the Cabinet approved the bill to amend the Worker Dispatching Act. The bill abolishes 26 types of occupations that require special skills as well as the three-year term for a general job using dispatched workers. The bill helps the worker dispatch system to be simpler by introducing the three-year term for all dispatched workers for the same job on an individual basis.
  2. We request an early enactment of the bill. It will contribute to the establishment of the environment crucial for workers to have more opportunities to work in flexible and diversified ways, enable them to select a working style by themselves according to their life styles and hopes, and also allow them to enrich their careers in order to create a business society where diverse human resources exercise their talents.
  3. Furthermore, we appreciate that the bill contains the contents to promote the career enhancement of dispatched workers. We believe that the bill should be reviewed within a certain period after its enforcement in terms of the judgement whether “the fixed three-year term” is appropriate, reflecting the conditions after the introduction of the act, in order to improve the system further for workers seeking dispatched work opportunities.