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Video: Unions and the Power of Private Equity Investment Funds in Japan

The influence of private equity investment funds is having profoundly negative effects upon workers and trade unions. In Japan, the IUF-affiliated Service Tourism Rengo was confronted with an investment firm which refused to accept responsibility to collectively bargain at an enterprise it controlled; the following interview with Vice President Kunio Akiyama outlines the situation and describes the union's initial response.
[Japanese language, English subtitles]

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