“Most Evil Corporations” Award 2012
Presentation & Symposium
Power harassment, sexual harassment, unpaid overtime, extended work hours, discrimination, casualization, short-term employment contract, etc…
Japan’s workers have been ground down by companies that repeat these practices and sometimes even drive workers to death. They are branded as “Most Evil Corporations.”
Although they have contributed to deteriorating terms and conditions for workers, it has not been easy to investigate individual claims or resolve such corporate malpractices or even to inform the public of their wrongdoings. Workers who are often deprived of their rights have no voice left or no strength left to stand up for themselves. Even if some extreme cases are highlighted, they never lead to better work environment or labor affairs due also to insufficient analysis of social and economic structure that create such corporations.
To raise awareness of such issues and to help build secure work environment, we established a “Most Evil Corporations” Award. The corporate raspberry award is presented on July 28 at a ceremony featuring workers who suffered in nominated corporations and labor experts who discuss circumstances of such a social phenomenon.
●Date&Time: 2 p.m.~5 p.m. (Doors open at 1:30 p.m.) Saturday, July 28, 2012
●Place: Tamachi Kotsu Building 6F Hall（5-min walk from JR Tamachi Station）
●Admission: 500 yen
●Sponsored by Most Evil Corporations Award Committee
Presentation of Most Evil Corporations Award 2012
※Nominated companies are announced at a press conference on July 9
※“Citizens’ Award” is selected by public vote via website. See details on the website.
※Other awards are also announced.
Symposium “Don’t be fooled by Evil Corporations!”
・Ryo Sasaki (Lawyer)
・Makoto Kawazoe (General Secretary, Union of Young General Workers in Tokyo)
・Mieko Takenobu (Journalist)
・Manabu Sato (NPO POSSE)
Chair: Shoko Uchida (Director, Pacific Asia Resource Center)
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【Most Evil Corporations Award Committee】
●Takuya Furukawa (Reportage Writer）
●Hajime Shiraishi (Director, OurPlanet-TV）
●Tomoya Inyaku（Media Activist）
●Makoto Kawazoe(General Secretary, Union of Young General Workers in Tokyo）
●Ryo Sasaki (Lawyer)
●Ryohei Kawamura (Director, NPO POSSE）
●Chie Matsumoto（Labornet Japan）
●Shoko Uchida（Director, Pacific Asia Resource Center）
●Mitsuteru Suda（General Secretary, National Union of General Worker, Tokyo Tobu）