Japanese National Federation of Life Insurance Worker’s Unions Achievements of Labour Offensive 2017
The Japanese National Federation of Life Insurance Worker’s Unions (LIU) are happy to report on the Achievements of this year's Spring Labour Offensive.
Back office workers: Extra allowance payment standards were raised and special benefits were implemented for the single fiscal year.
Sales staff: Adoption of measures to increase substantial income was agreed upon, such as sales support plans and wage increases.
Work life balance: Each union made progress and achieved positive results to support implementing systems to encourage good work life balance for all workers.
Back office workers: Out of 12 unions, 7 unions achieved successful results including a raise in payment standards and distribution of special benefits for the single fiscal year.
Regarding all negotiations, the first negotiation’s results were quickly shared with other unions such as information about the agreements concerning higher payment standards compared to the previous year, distribution of special benefits etc.The close collaboration between unions had a positive spin-off effect on negotiation results.
Sales staff: All 10 unions actively worked to implement effective sales support measures and wage increase. The need to implement effective sales support measures was agreed upon in order to enhance sales.
Wage increase: Raises in monthly salaries, improvements in payment regulations and performance benefits were agreed upon by both labour and management sides. For extra pay, LIU succeeded in extending the performance based payment table for new customer development.
With the aim to improve all sales staff’s substantial revenue and to respond to member’s expectations and satisfaction, each union actively engaged in the Spring offensive negotiations by closely observing severe recruiting conditions and environmental effects on our sales staff’s activities and lives.
Work life balance: All 18 unions worked towards setting up a system to support and promote activities to realize a good work life balance for all members. As a result, substantial progress was made, such as the implementation and expansion of supportive systems to balance work hours with childcare, elderly care and medical treatment, together with the implementation of a flexible work-style scheme, which includes telework and so on.
The unified agenda was focused on promoting a system to support work life balance and all unions actively participated in this year’s spring offensive negotiations with this focus.
LIU will aim to further improve member satisfaction through work and life, and will continue its efforts to create a better working environment for all members. Let’s all continue working together!