Sound and stable labor relations are an essential foundation for achieving continuous corporate growth.
Toshiba holds labor talks with Toshiba Union, which employees may join, for practical and amicable solutions under three fundamental principles: Labor-management Equality, Mutual Trust and Understanding, and Prior Consultation.
Toshiba Corporation and Toshiba Union will jointly promote, maintain, and improve our businesses and union member's working conditions in order to achieve stable and orderly labor relations.
Conducted negotiations and discussions with Toshiba Union.
We shall share matters such as business operations and major reorganizations with Toshiba Union. Also, changes in working conditions and other labor-related issues shall be discussed between labor and management. We will continue to hold labor-management talks in accordance with the Labor Agreement.
Toshiba supports the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Compact, and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and ensures that its employees have fundamental labor rights, which include respecting freedom of association as a company and the right to collective bargaining.
Cognizant of the fact that formation of a labor union is permitted in Japan, Toshiba Union was established, consisting of employees belonging to the Company. In the Labor Agreement concluded with Toshiba Union, it stipulates that Toshiba Union has the three rights of labor (the right to association, the right to collective bargaining, and the right to act collectively). Toshiba Union was comprised of 12,894 members as of March 31, 2019.
We pay salaries in compliance with the laws and regulations setting the minimum wage in each country.
Toshiba maintains a good relationship with Toshiba Union, which represents our employees. Management and the union representatives periodically negotiate and discuss employee working conditions and other matters.
At the Toshiba Group Labor-management Congress held every six months, which is attended by executive management including the CEO, COO and presidents of key Group companies, Toshiba discusses Toshiba Group's business policies with representatives of the Association of Toshiba Group Unions, with which the labor unions of Toshiba and Toshiba Group companies in Japan are affiliated.
Toshiba Group companies overseas hold discussions with their labor unions or employee representatives in accordance with the laws and regulations of the countries in which they operate.
Toshiba and Toshiba Union conduct various talks to improve labor-management relations and business operations. This includes convening a labor-management council once every six months and holding labor-management meetings with top representatives from both parties based on a spirit of mutual trust, mutual understanding and prior consultation in line with our basic philosophy of labor-management equality.
Matters that are explained to Toshiba Union include management condition and important reorganizations. Specifically, explanations were provided for various measures and structural reforms in our medium-term business plan, Toshiba Next Plan, which was implemented in FY2018.
Large-scale transfers of union members and changes in working conditions are also deliberated between labor and management, and discussions are held whenever reforms in business structure are required, with sufficient time given for both parties to agree.
We will continue to hold labor-management talks in accordance with the Labor Agreement.
|Region||Number of employees||Business domain||Number of employees|
|Japan||77,973||Energy Systems & Solutions||17,184|
|China||11,080||Infrastructure Systems & Solutions||41,948|
|Asia*1& Oceania||29,640||Retail & Printing Solutions||20,232|
|North America||6,107||Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions||24,165|
|Central & South America||413||Industrial ICT Solutions||9,143|
|Europe*2 & Africa||3,484||Others||16,025|
Employment Status Change Over Time (Toshiba Group)
Employment by Gender (Toshiba and key Group companies, as of 31 March, 2019)
|General Staff||R&D/Engineer||Technical Operator||Total|
|Of which, parent alone, etc.*1, 2||130
Toshiba Corporation has 2,672 employees with an average age of 45.0 years old, an average length of service of 19.8 years and an average annual salary of ¥9,150,895. Starting monthly salary in Japan, which accounts for 60% of employees, is ¥212,500, which is 140% of the minimum wage set by law.