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All instructors should be aware that ECC will be mailing out your new contracts shortly. Please note that you will not be advised of your hourly pay increase. Unlike other years, ECC has prolonged ne ...read more
How do you deal with an employer that is like a deer frozen in your headlights in the middle of a highway? Welcome to Osaka Gaigo Senmon Gakko.
Japanese and foreign teachers from the Ge ...read more
Union Appoints Sexual Harassment Officers - 1 Nov 2013 - english - Sexual Harassment
In response to a number of incidents where union members had been sexually harassed by their students, the union decided to investigate the issue, and conducted a survey to gauge the prevalence. We...read more
Teaching math at Coco Juku? - 5 Mar 2014 - english - OthersCoco Juku is a new eikaiwa/English school chain that launched with a lot of fanfare in 2013. It is owned by Nichi Gakkan, that also happens to own Gaba.
It appears that Coco Juku is tr ...read more
Gaba Branch April Party 2014 - Spring Smash! - 5 Mar 2014 - bilingual - Gaba
Berlitz members meet to plan bargaining strategy - 11 Feb 2014 - english - BerlitzGeneral Union members at Berlitz will meet this Sunday, 16 February to plan their third round of collective bargaining. Current demands include a 7% pay increase, pay for lock ups, union representatio ...read more
- 31 Jan 2014 - english - Berlitz
Making a good job better General Union Gaba Branch - 2013 In Review - 17 Jan 2014 - english - Gaba2013 was a very good year for the General Union Gaba branch. It was different to all previous years for the agreements that we managed to make with the company and in the amount of social activities w ...read more
ECC Branch: Some of our many achievements - 6 Jan 2014 - english - ECCThe General Union and ECC have been negotiating for nearly 20 years. The latest Labour Agreement won as part of the 2013 Shunto (Spring Offensive) gives union members more protection against non-renew ...read more