Toyota, its parts makers and dealers continue to push back on union proposals to increase wages for workers in Japan, a top labor official said.
Some management for the companies have said they can’t meet requests because higher wages would increase costs and that employment should be prioritized, said Masamoto Azuma, chairman of the Federation of All Toyota Workers’ Unions, comprised of 312 unions that represent about 329,000 members.
“The management’s thinking is very distant from our requests, the rift has remained,” Azuma said Wednesday in Toyota City. “This kind of management is just too selfish. They only speak from their own standpoint.”