This week marks the first week of industrial action at language school Simul International, the first in its history. Tony and his fellow members have shown tremendous courage with surgical strikes nearly every day on the demand to be enrolled in Shakai Hoken health and pension.
Foreign workers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of enrollment in Shakai Hoken health and pension schemes. In addition to a legal obligation for both employer and employee, it is an important protection in the event of injury or illness. Employees in Shakai Hoken also tend to be treated more like real, permanent employees, meaning it provides a modicum of job security on top of income and health security.