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How do your conditions compare? - 1 Oct 2012 - english - GabaWe've heard many complaints from GABA teachers regarding their wages, and let's face it, ¥1500 for 40 minutes' work is not much money in an industry and company that makes money.
Do GAB ...read more
Open Meetings・オープンミーティング Sunday 21 October(3:00-5:00)・１０月２１日【日】１５時ー１７時 - 27 Sep 2012 - bilingual - Others...read more
Working at Cocojuku? - 20 Sep 2012 - english - OthersCocojuku is a new, and expanding, chain of language schools, owned by Nichii Gakkan. Nichii Gakkan are also the owners of Gaba.
In a surprise move for the eikaiwa industry, Cocoj ...read more
Support your Japanese coworkers - 19 Sep 2012 - english - Peppy Kids ClubAs many of you know, working conditions at Peppy Kids Club are much worse for JTs than they are for NTs. Their salaries are much lower, they work longer hours, they don't even get unemployment insuran ...read more
Job and salary security for university teachers - 19 Sep 2012 - english - UniversitiesNo job security? Join the General Union
Do you, like thousands of other university teachers on one year contracts, face worry and anxiety over what next year's schedule is going to bring ...read more
ALTs Open Meeting - October 21 - 14 Sep 2012 - english - ALTsFor the first time, we are opening our Osaka October General Meeting to non-members. We will be holding a series of seminars, or workshops, ab ...read more
ALTs - The Health Check Survey - 24 Aug 2012 - english - ALTsSome dispatch companies, but not all, provide annual health checks. Japan has one of the highest rates of tuberculous in the western world, and as a result, School Health & Safety Law mandates that te ...read more
Small but important issues solved at Peppy Kids Club - 22 Aug 2012 - english - Peppy Kids ClubIt is often the small things that make our working lives difficult. That was the case for teachers in some areas at PKC. After the first round of negotiations, we are happy to announce that two issues ...read more
Members Demand Peppy Obey Article 106 of the Labor Standards Law - 22 Aug 2012 - english - Peppy Kids ClubSo what is Article 106?
The law basically states that companies must have a set of working rules (Shugyo Kisoku). These rules must be registered with the Labor Standards Office, and the ...read more
Report on negotiations at Peppy Kids - 10 Aug 2012 - english - Peppy Kids ClubIn July, when the union applied for the first round of negotiations, we were a little taken aback when a response came from the company’s lawyer. While they accepted collective bargaining on the compa ...read more