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What's the union doing at private language schools in Kansai? - 5 Aug 2011 - english - OthersShane English School
Shane teachers need a union. Fed up with no shakai hoken (health and pension insurance), difficulties in using annual paid leave, and the company unilaterally assign ...read more
Labour commission victory against Okamoto Giken - 5 Aug 2011 - english - South AmericanEver since the union went public at this employer in February 2009, fishing gear and bicycle parts maker Okamoto Giken, an exclusive subcontractor for Shimano, has engaged in numerous unfair labor pra ...read more
Facebook: Is the boss watching? - 5 Aug 2011 - english - OthersFacebook and other social media sites have raised new privacy con-cerns.
Companies using Facebook comments to dismiss work-ers have become front page news overseas.
The General ...read more
ECC Summer Intensive Courses- Online Survey! - 31 Jul 2011 - english - ECCECC union reps have been hearing concerns about summer intensive courses (SIC) from teachers across Japan. Teachers have been concerned about the lack of notice and access to teaching materials. The u ...read more
A win at Shinobu Food - 14 Jul 2011 - english - GeneralIn 2009 the General Union began organizing at Shinobu Food when a dispatch worker came to us with a Worker's Compensation Insurance claim. The union was able to help the worker in having their injury ...read more
Gaba manager takes the stand - come and watch! - 12 Jul 2011 - english - GabaA senior manager will take the stand to be cross-examined at the next hearing of our Labor Commission Case against Gaba. We expect this to be an interesting session.
Members and non-mem ...read more
Union members win back allowances at NOVA - 12 Jul 2011 - english - NovaWhile embassies were urging their citizens to evacuate from the Kanto region, NOVA was bullying "other language" instructors to transfer to Tokyo or have their allowances cut.
Members ...read more
- 12 Jul 2011 - english - Shane English School
Unemployment Insurance Update - 28 Jun 2011 - english - GabaOn 18 August 2010, two GABA teachers submitted an application for forced enrollment in unemployment insurance at the Shibuya Hello Work office. After almost 10 months Hello Work had still failed to i ...read more
General Union "counter sues" GABA for 58,000,000 Yen - 28 Jun 2011 - english - GabaIn October 2010, the General Union reported GABA to the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission for failing to declare the presence of a trade union in their annual report to stockholders. Thi ...read more