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Japan: Toyota to evaluate performance of factory floor workers on a monthly basis

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Starting January 2016, Toyota plans to implement a new performance evaluation system for factory floor workers. Under the plan, workers will be evaluated on a monthly basis in four categories: "discipline", "teamwork", "proactivity", and "responsibility". Concerns have been raised regarding the short period for evaluation, and the danger of arbitrariness in the evaluated categories. Nevertheless, the union has accepted the new system, with minor modifications. Toyota has indicated that it plans to implement a similar system for white collar employees, though details have yet to be announced. Given the important position of Toyota within the Japanese economy, the implications for employment practices nationwide could be significant. [Summary of Japanese items, by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

 

 

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Author: しんぶん赤旗

…賃金案は、昨年7月から労使で議論してきたもので、今年5月に会社が最初の具体案を労組に示しました。労働者の“働きぶり”を「規律性」「協調性」「積極性」「責任性」の4項目で評価する「技能発揮給」を新設するのがポイントです。評価項目は「規律性」は「職務遂行にあたっての職場規律の順守度合い」を観点にするなど、上司の恣意(しい)的な査定になりかねない内容です。…導入は16年1月からで、技能発揮給の変動開始は同年7月からとしています。トヨタは事務・技術職にも成果主義賃金を導入しようとしており、7月に開いた第1回労使検討委員会で会社側は「飛躍的な生産性向上をめざさなくてはならない」「『1分1秒たりとも決してムダにしない』高い意識を持ち…『極限の成果を追求』しなければならない」などと主張しています。

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