Welcome to the General Union
The General Union is a legally registered labour/trade union, part of the Japanese labour union movement, and we are open to workers of any category or nationality. Since it was founded in 1991, our union has established a solid reputation for protecting its members' rights and improving their working conditions. We are workers like you who have joined together to protect our livelihoods and rights as workers. As a union, we are able to provide our members advice on workplace issues, and we actively help our members to organize and negotiate in their workplaces. read more about us
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After months of negotiations with ECC ...read more
厚生年金法や健保法では、労働時間等での制限がなく、誰でも加入できるハズなのに、「週30時間が加入要件」だとした法的根拠のない慣行が横行していることである。これは1980年当時の、旧社保庁の ...read more
Kansai University of Foreign Studies (Kansai Gaidai) in Hirakata city employs full-time "visiting professors" on one year renewable contracts with a five-year limit. However, the university administra ...read more
Christmas is for everyone. It may seem a little early to write about Christmas now, but at this time in 2013 Gaba Corporation were planning last year’s company Christmas party. Unfortunately, ...read more
On March 18, 2014, the union lodged an unfair labour practice case against Minerva Language Institute (Minerva) for failing to negotiate, at the Osaka Labour Relations Commission.
On July 23, 2014, ...read more
At negotiations last week the General Union Gaba Branch asked the company a number of questions about emergency preparations, and showed a photo of the evacuation procedure poster in Shimbashi Learnin ...read more
On March 11th, 2011 the fifth biggest earthquake ever recorded occurred east of Tohoku. Nearly 16,000 people died, over 2,600 are still missing and almost 130,000 buildings totally collapsed.
Inst ...read more
Disciplinary procedures and student complaints can cause a lot of stress for many teachers. Teachers are sent into a room alone to face people who are in a position of power and often feel bullied int ...read more
And with this the company wanted us just to have a “gentlemen's agreement” in regards to consulting the union BEFORE changes are made to members' working conditions.
For many ye ...read more
Last week the Japan Times published an article dealing with the issue of sexual harassment at Gaba Corporation, a subsidiary of Nichii Gakkan. It featured interviews with a number of Gaba instructors ...read more
After several rounds of Collective Bargaining with ECC, members in Chubu and Kansai were left with no option but to start industrial action and strike on Saturday, May 31st. The union had been negotia ...read more
一方、契約開始後も、「学生のコース申込 ...read more
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