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W5 signs labor agreement with union - 22 Nov 2011 - english - ALTsThe General Union and W5 Staff Services (ALT Dispatcher), have recently signed a collective agreement* covering the following.
i) Grievance system – A system which helps members ...read more
Okayama City Board of Education forced to apologize - 21 Nov 2011 - english - ALTsMany Boards of Education recognize the legal obligation to negotiate with the General Union some out there try to escape their legal duty. Okayama City BoE is one of those.
The union s ...read more
語学学校で働く、日本人講師と日本人スタッフの皆さんへ ―--- 「過重なサービス労働、営業ノルマ強制」はありませんか？ - 13 Nov 2011 - english - Others生徒さん増ー継続増、は、教育の質向上と、社内のコンプライアンスから
「ゼネラルユニオン」は全国最大の語学労働組合で、GABA・ECC・ベルリッツ・ジオス・新NOVA・イーオンや、各大学・中高校などの、講師やスタッフが加盟しています。これまで永年、労基法違反や保険未加入が横行していた全国各社を相手に、「年次有休休暇・残業未払・雇用保険・社会 ...read more
Gaba Non-Renews Branch Chair - 21 Oct 2011 - english - GabaFor more than four years the General Union has been campaigning for improved working conditions at Gaba. As things heated up, the union sued Gaba at the Osaka Labor Commission. In their ruling, the Co ...read more
岡山市教委が「講師委託」で、ｾﾞﾈﾗﾙﾕﾆｵﾝに、謝罪の協約文提出。 - 29 Sep 2011 - bilingual - ALTs「講師は委託契約」との団交拒否で、府労委で係争。岡山市教委がｾﾞﾈﾗﾙﾕﾆｵﾝに、謝罪の協約文提出。
倉敷市教委は、ｾﾞﾈﾗﾙﾕﾆｵﾝと一緒になって、ＡＬＴ講師の派遣や委託を止め、すべて直接雇用に一本化したが、隣の岡山市教委は、本人への説明も了解もない中、契約を「個人委託」に変更していた。そこでｾﾞﾈﾗﾙﾕﾆｵﾝが、2010年度末に団交申入れをしたところ、市教委がこれ ...read more
Union protests "NO WAGES" for part-timers! - 5 Sep 2011 - english - ECCOnly a week ago ECC told the union that the working conditions for native instructors were great and that they couldn't understand the union's demands for permanent employment.
This wee ...read more
ECC recognizes union's SIC demands - 8 Aug 2011 - english - ECCECC has taken the union’s grievance over summer intensive courses (SIC) seriously and has promised to make major improvements.
ECC has identified the problems at terminal schools, and ...read more
ECC SIC Survey Results- 65% of teachers unhappy! - 6 Aug 2011 - english - ECCNationwide, ECC union reps have been hearing concerns about summer intensive courses. Teachers have raised issues about the lack of notice and access to teaching materials. A recent union survey found ...read more
Union gears up to protect university jobs in 2012 - 5 Aug 2011 - english - UniversitiesFor the second straight year General Union members working at universities are not waiting around in fear of losing classes in the next academic year. Our members are taking a proactive approach and a ...read more
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