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It is difficult to rely on only permanent employees to manage our grocery store sales spaces, and this allows us to move more part-timers into core roles.

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A spokesperson for Aeon Retail, a core company of the Aeon Group. The supermarket giant Aeon Retail Co is eliminating the wage gap between part-time employees in charge of sales floors and permanent employees who do the same job.

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Yeah, right... reducing the wage gap? maybe. But hiring more part-timers and not allowing more full-time employees will save them millions upon millions in insurance (health, pension, etc.), and THAT is why they're doing it.

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To fully appreciate Aeon Retail, I suggest, failure to fully declare there agenda,

First it would be wise to research here...

Types of Employment Contracts in Japan

https://ib-tec.co.jp/skills-resources/types-of-employment-contracts-in-japan/

Aeon Retail intentions must be open and transparent.

Will the same contractual obligations be implemented regardless of hours?

That's all terms and conditions, including pension status?

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'Wage gap'? It's semantics. If you're full-time (say 40 hours a week) and paid (hypothetically) $15/hr, that's a lot different from being part-time (say 20 hours a week) and paid that same $15/hr. That isn't a 'wage gap', it's permanent earnings disparity that won't change. Nice face-saving PR, though.

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Reduce the wage gap?How?

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