On resolution of JAL labor dispute involving two unions
National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren)
August 1, 2022
Pilots’ and cabin attendants’ struggle against dismissals is still underway at Japan Airlines (JAL). The company sucked them on December 31, 2010 as part of the effort to streamline the business. Recently, two unions involved in the strife?the JAL Cabin Crew Union (CCU) and the JAL Flight Crew Union (JFU)?accepted the company’s resolution offer, ending the dispute. The CCU and the JFU approved the resolution at their respective conventions on July 13 and July 22.
Zenroren pays respect to the two unions for their 12 years of struggle. We hope that the CCU and JFU will continue their fight by keeping up their good traditions.
Zenroren took part in the People’s Joint Struggle Council in Support of JAL Workers against Unfair Dismissals, which was formed on December 20, 2010. As a co-representative organization of the council from the outset, Zenroren has been consistent in supporting all the dismissed workers. It has worked side by side with the two unions, the two dispute groups, and many supporters of the JAL dispute in support of the two court struggles and the filing of complaints with the ILO.
Zenroren honors the two unions’ decision to end the dispute by accepting the company’s offer.
Noting that there are dismissed workers who are not members of the two unions and are still fighting, Zenroren will continue to support the struggle to resolve all disputes.