HIGUCHI Tomio Professor, Kobe Mercantile Marine College, 商船学部, 教授 (70165091)
SUWA Yasuo Professor,Faculty of Social Sciences, Hosei University, 社会学部, 教授 (00139388)
OYAMA Hiroshi Professor,Faculty of Social Sciences, Hosei University, 社会学部, 教授 (40105846)
MINE Manabu Professor,Faculty of Social Sciences, Hosei University, 社会学部, 教授 (60061040)
TAKAFUJI Akira Professor,Faculty of Social Sciences, Hosei University, 社会学部, 教授 (10097149)
This research project clarifies, by sectors, the development, content and background of the international labour standards, which the ILO has formed through its past 60 years of activity,in addition to the analysis of the relations between these standards and the counterpart Japanese legislation. This research is a systematic and objective effort to overcome such attitudes taking the ILO to be immune to criticism orutilizing them tactically as a supporting base for particular demands of organized workers. Having followed the above-mentioned principle, our group covered the major subjects of ILO labour standards. These are: working hours, employment security, vocational rehabilitation, women workers, safety and health, labour-management relations and social security. In our research, we have tried to treat ILO standards objectively, taking into consideration their development and the differences of policy attitudes of member states, which are reflected in the ILO standards. We have evaluated the Japanese legal situation in the light of these findings. For instance, in the analysis of the standards on working hours and labourmanagement relations, we have tried to go one step further than a mere matching between ILO standards and comparable domestic legislation.
In addition to the analyses of major sectors, we have treated the basic issues related to standard setting and application. In this connection, we made an opinion survey of the leaders of workers and employers.