Employment and Labor Relations

Healthy and stable labor relations are an essential foundation for achieving sustained corporate growth.
Toshiba holds labor talks with Toshiba Labor Union, which employees may join, for practical and amicable solutions under three fundamental principles: Labor-management Equality, Mutual Trust and Understanding, and Prior Consultation.

Medium- to Long-term Vision

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.

FY 2017 Achievements

  • Conducted negotiations and discussions with Toshiba Union.

Future Challenges and Approaches

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.

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Policy on Labor-management Relations

Toshiba supports the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Compact, and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and works to ensure that its employees have fundamental labor rights. In the labor agreement concluded with the Toshiba Labor Union, Toshiba stipulates that the Labor Union has the three rights of labor (the right to association, the right to collective bargaining, and the right to act collectively).

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Relationship with Toshiba Union

Toshiba maintains a good relationship with the Toshiba Union, which represents our employees. Management and union representatives periodically negotiate and discuss employee working conditions and other matters.

At the Toshiba Group Labor-management Congress held every six months, Toshiba discusses the 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.

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Promoting Labor-management Dialogue

Toshiba and Toshiba Union conduct various talks to improve labor relations and operations.

Matters that are explained to Toshiba Union include management condition and important organizational reforms. Specifically, the explanations on the split off of in-house companies and transfer of business of Toshiba General Hospital in fiscal 2017.

Large-scale transfers of union members and changes in working conditions are also deliberated between labor and management, and discussions are being held whenever reforms in business structure are required.

We will continue to hold labor-management talks in accordance with the Labor Agreement.

Employment by region and business domain (as of March 31, 2018)
Region Number of employees Business domain Number of employees
Japan 90,698 Energy Systems & Solutions 17,524
China 13,932 Infrastructure Systems & Solutions 42,190
Asia*1& Oceania 25,726 Retail & Printing Solutions 20,396
North America 6,610 Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions 30,802
Central & South America 386 Industrial ICT Solutions 10,164
Europe*2 & Africa 3,904 Others 20,180
Total 141,256 Total 141,256
  • *1 Excluding Japan and China
  • *2 Including Russia

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