With the aim of creating a more positive working environment, MC proactively engages its staff union in efforts to formulate and implement measures that reflect the voice of employees.
These efforts seek to achieve the following goals:
(1) to maintain and enhance employment conditions while improving employees' economic and social standing, and
(2) to reflect the collective opinions of MC staff in the management of the company, thus contributing to the sound development of MC and the fulfillment of its public mission.
Formed in 1970, the Mitsubishi Corporation Staff Union is now in its 48th year, with 3,385 members as of March 31, 2017. Based on an agreement with MC, all eligible employees join the union. The union carries out a variety of activities and is led by a representative committee comprising four full-time members and 56 members (including a 21-member executive committee), who are selected from twelve branches established at division, branch and other offices of MC.
Organization functions and regular meetings with MC
MC's Staff Union is distinguished by having the following functions.
(1) The check and proposal functions that ensure that the voice of employees is reflected in corporate initiatives including HR systems.
(2) The support function that ensures that employees are properly informed about the various HR systems introduced by MC under labor-management agreements.
To execute these functions MC regularly holds the following two major labor-management meetings.
(i) Labor-management meetings held at various levels of the organization including each business department, division and business group (ultimately held once a year with the president).
(ii) Labor-management discussions led by the expert committee (composed of members from across each division and business group and based on topics that affects all union members).
Message from the chairman of the Staff Union
Amidst the onset of major changes in society and at MC, MC's Staff Union is carrying out various activities, while maintaining dialogue between union members and MC, to create a better work environment in which union members have a sense of satisfaction and feel their work is worthwhile. In the 48th year, with the slogan “First Penguin: Design, Discuss, Drive” we are working with a focus on backing union members' self-initiated proposals, relevant group discussions, and the resulting real-world action. We hope to provide our full support to union members in any new challenges that they undertake.