Labor Practice

Labor Management Relations

Labor Union

Nabtesco Corporation was established following the integration of Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd. and NABCO Ltd. in October 2004, and the labor unions of the two companies were united on October 30, 2010. The union is a union shop system and has approximately 1,900 members as of December 31, 2022.

The labor and management of Nabtesco maintains good relations with the union by jointly discussing ways to improve the company’s various systems and programs, regularly meeting to exchange opinions regarding business management, environment and occupational health and safety, and salaries and bonuses. The written agreement between the company and the union includes a clear statement on management’s obligations to make efforts to implement the no overtime day system and encourage employees to take planned annual paid leaves. The labor and management cooperate with the union to help maintain the work-life balance of its employees.

Labor Union Participation Rate (non-consolidated / as of Dec. 31, 2022)


*The rate of employees who have the right to collective bargaining is the same as the labor union participation rate.

Protection of Freedom of Association and Right to Bargain Collectively

  1. 1.Labor-management meeting (twice a year)
  2. 2.In-house company labor-management meeting (twice a year)
  3. 3.Onsite labor-management meeting (every month)
  4. 4.Study meeting on personnel affairs and labor relations (three times a year)

Nabtesco holds labor-management meetings regularly with the labor union. Through these meetings the union obtains important information about the company’s management, which helps maintain sound labor-management relationships.

When labor and management need to discuss working conditions and the treatment of union members, in addition to the aforementioned meetings, extra meetings will be held; and if the two parties do not reach agreement on the issues, they will make their best efforts for a peaceful solution, with management supporting and protecting union members’ right to bargain collectively.
In the collective labor agreement, Nabtesco approves that the labor union has the three rights of labor (the right to organize, the right to bargain collectively and the right to act collectively).

Guaranteeing Payment of Minimum Wages

Based on the minimum wages set by region and industry under the Minimum Wage Act, Nabtesco agrees with the labor union about its own minimum wages to be paid at each of the sites.

Legal minimum wage levels are revised every year, and Nabtesco calculates its own minimum wages for the year by adding a certain amount agreed upon with the labor union to the revised wages, thereby improving the treatment of employees and preventing noncompliance with related laws.

Also at the Nabtesco Group companies outside Japan, employee wage levels are set in accordance with laws stipulating minimum wages in the relevant country to ensure legal compliance.