Japan Confederation of Railway Workers' Unions

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Japan Confederation of Railway Workers' Unions (JRU)
Zen-nihon tetsudō-rōdō-kumiai
FoundedFebruary 2, 1987
  • Japan
Affiliations RENGO
Website jr-souren.com/en/

The Japan Confederation of Railway Workers' Unions (JRU) (全日本鉄道労働組合総連合会, Zen-nihon tetsudō-rōdō-kumiai) is a Japanese trade union, which is usually referred to as JR-Soren (JR総連) in Japanese.


In 2010, a complaint was lodged in the Diet that JR-Soren was being financially controlled by the Japan Revolutionary Communist League (Revolutionary Marxist Faction). JR-Soren denied the charges. The charge was repeated by Kansei Nakano and confirmed by several weekly magazines.[ citation needed ]


JR-Soren consists of 11 unions and has 62,300 members. [1]

Overseas activities

JR-Soren has assisted with construction of elementary schools in China, and in 2002, established an office in Kabul to support the people of Afghanistan. [1]

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  1. 1 2 JR Soren website "What is JRU?" Retrieved on August 11, 2012