The Oji Group respects the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. There are labor unions organized by employees in the Group, mainly at major Group companies including Oji Materia, Oji Container, Morishigyo Group, Oji Nepia, Oji F-Tex, Oji Imaging Media, Oji Green Resources, Oji Paper, Oji Management Office, and Oji Logistics, and labor-management agreements are made and entered through collective bargaining and labor-management consultations.
The management and the Oji Paper New Labor Union, the labor union with the largest number of members (a total membership of 2,332 as of June 1, 2019 with the union enrollment rate of 99.6%) have confirmed in the preamble to the labor-management agreement that they “recognize the social responsibility and missions of the company, admit that the improvement in employees’ labor conditions and the prosperity of the company are basically dependent on each other, and strive to cooperate to establish a stable labor relationship based on mutual trust and understanding”. Both the parties negotiate over salaries, bonuses, and benefit packages as labor conditions on an equal footing.
We hold regular meetings of labor management committees throughout the Group, in-house companies, and in-house offices to share management information and discuss issues in order to build sound labor management relations.