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General Union visits Hiroshima - 18 Nov 2012 - english - OthersHave you started watching our regular video updates about what is happening in the office? We took a field trip to Hiroshima last weekend. Watch the video and find out why.
General Union Xmas party and Bonenkai. 15 December. - 14 Nov 2012 - english - Others...read more
Being an ALT in Japan - The Video Handbook - 7 Nov 2012 - english - ALTsThe General Union is producing a video handbook for working in Japan as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher). We'll be covering topics such as taxes, health insurance, housing, and workplace issues. Fe ...read more
Negotiations on the horizon at Interac - 2 Nov 2012 - english - InteracInterac members recently held a Skype meeting to finalize demands to the company that were submitted this past week.
While the word demand might seem strong this is the legal terminolog ...read more
Interac - What improvements would you like to see? - 2 Nov 2012 - english - InteracEven though you may not be a union member, our Interac members are interested in hearing your opinions. We want to better understand what issues are important to ALL Interac ALT employees. Please note ...read more
Amendments to the Labour Contract Law ・ 労働契約法改正 - 25 Oct 2012 - bilingual - Law and RightsThe Labour Contract Law has been revised to deal with the expanded use of contract workers in Japanese society. Very basically, the change stipulates that after five years work, your employer has an o ...read more
October General Meeting - A smashing success - 25 Oct 2012 - english - OthersIt's good to hear union members come away from a meeting not having felt like they persevered and did their duty to the union by attending. Members at this year's October meeting left feeling that the ...read more
Peppy Kids Club Confidentiality Agreement - 19 Oct 2012 - english - Peppy Kids ClubiTTTi Japan recently asked Japanese teachers at Peppy Kids Club to sign a confidentiality clause that we believe to be invalid, with some clauses bearing little likelihood of being enforceable.
Berlitz demands submitted for collective bargaining - 19 Oct 2012 - english - BerlitzUnion members at Berlitz sent seven new demands for collective bargaining to Berlitz Japan this week.
1. A courtesy call when lessons are cancelled late.
ECC Union News October 2012 - 16 Oct 2012 - english - ECCHalloween Costumes
ECC has agreed to provide basic Halloween costumes at all schools. The union has asked ECC to explain what will be provided by October 20. ECC has sent all schools an ...read more