What is Unyu Roren?
Working to make an attractive
All Japan Federation of Transport Workers' Unions, Unyu Roren,
is an industrial trade union where not only truck transport workers
but also those engaging in other transport sectors such as the railway,
port, aviation get together. We work to raise the living standard
of our members as well as the social status of the transport industry.
We have an office in every prefecture, from Hokkaido in the north
to Kyushu in the south. We are affiliated with two nationwide organizations:
Japanese Trade Union Confederation JTUC-RENGO and Trade Unions of
Transport Industries National Council TUT-NC. We are also a member
of the International Transport Workers' Federation, ITF.
Our Main Activities
- Wage increase and improvement in working conditions
As the transport industry is directly affected by the ongoing
recession, truck drivers are not getting decent wages and working
conditions proportionate to their work. Since its foundation,
Unyu Roren has been campaigning for the wage increase and improvement
in working conditions.
- Job security and counter-restructuring measures
The current biggest issue is job security. In order to protect
the employment of our members and to deal with restructuring,
we draw up necessary measures through corporate analysis.
- Improvement in the working environment
In order to provide a safe workplace for every worker, we work
for the improvement in the working environment in general by focusing
on the accident prevention and health management. Establishment
of a solid workersÕ accident compensation insurance scheme is
another important issue.
- Raising the social status and proposing policies in the industry
We negotiate with the government and local authorities on issues
such as road management, accident prevention and environment protection.
We demand relevant parties in the industry including shippers
to set the appropriate transportation charge. We also take actions
to make sure that the workers' views are reflected in the industrial
What Unyu Roren can do for
- Our fundamental objective is to achieve an annual salary of
7 million yen for all workers. We organize a coordinated campaign
in the region for the increase in wages and allowances.
- You can get information and data. We provide member unions
updated information and accurate data. Information is also provided
- You can join education seminars and various meetings. At the
education seminar you can study problems in the industry such
as those related to working conditions. At various meetings you
can meet your colleagues and exchange opinions.
- You are entitled to join the mutual benefit association, Transport
Workers' Insurance Cooperative Unyu Kyosai.
Executive Structure of Unyu