The umbrella group representing automobile industry unions said 84 percent of its member unions are demanding a base wage hike of about ¥6,000 per month, double the demands they made last year.
A tally released Tuesday by the Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers’ Unions, or JAW, showed that 944 out of 1,118 labor unions have requested a pay hike of ¥5,934 per month on average in this year’s spring wage negotiations.
The figure compares with the previous year’s demands averaging ¥2,963.
More than 90 percent of its unions would ultimately make ¥6,000 hike demands during the shunto wage negotiations, the JAW said.
In January, the umbrella body decided to demand a pay-scale increase of at least ¥6,000. Given the decision, unions of major automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp., have demanded a ¥6,000 increase.
Meanwhile, unions at auto body and parts makers, many of which are small, and mid-sized companies, have requested an increase of ¥5,681 on average.
Of the total among JAW unions, 959 have called for annual bonuses equivalent to 4.77 months’ salary on average, up from the previous year’s average demand of 4.71 months.
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