While we can hear today a hammering sound toward the reconstruction of the stricken area of the East Japan Great Earthquake, from a long-term point of view, the speed of a decrease in population is tremendously fast, and a productive population is estimated to decrease by 30% during 30 years until 2040. The main factor of economic growth and prosperity after the war was an increase of workers, from now on it is necessary to make use of human resources to the full for keeping our national vitality, respecting the diverse ways of work like temporary agency work, part-time job, contract employee and so on, as well as improving the environment to promote the participation of women to the labor market.
Under these circumstances the revised Worker Dispatch Law passed in the Diet and the argument of revision on the Labor Contract Law has started focusing on fixed-term workers. The reasonable protection of fixed-term workers is no doubt necessary, but it is concerned about that Japanese international competitiveness could be losing as the Japanese companies punting by the so-called Six Pains have no energy to spare when prima facie decreasing policy of fixed-term workers would be put into effect under the vulnerable national support to raise vitalities of companies. Each worker could have each life-style. Companyfs prosperity and workerfs happiness could be compatible when respecting work-life balance and accepting the diverse ways of work at the same time when enriching safety, health and social security.
We are expecting that the Supplementary Resolutions to the revised Worker Dispatch Law would create arguments on limits and contradictions of distinguishing the reception period of temporary agency workers based on the contents of work and fundamental arguments on what real temporary agency work should be. JASSA continues to advocate positively on the ideal system from the view-point of sound development and appropriate management of our industries including the establishment of cabinet orders and ministerial ordinances under the revised law.
Moreover, temporary agency workers might be difficult to have an opportunity of skill-up and to pile up career development because of the characteristic of temporary agency work. But for creating job opportunities in our country, it is requested to promote skill-up of temporary agency workers by the establishment of the education and training system across industries under the public and private cooperation and to realize meaningful career development through temporary agency work so as to continue to work in accordance with individual desire.
As we see above, we have various subjects in our industries. We would like to work on these subjects steadily one by one under the understanding and supporting of the persons concerned and to contribute to the development and prosperity of our country as well as the happiness of temporary agency workers.