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Shunto negotiation demands submitted to ECC - 6 Feb 2012 - english - ECC

The ECC branch has voted to submit demands for negotiations later this month. Talks will center around job security and the introduction of special leave.

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"No hands" Policy! – Opinion piece - 24 Jan 2012 - english - Others

The union is running a series of opinion pieces and we are calling for submissions from members. We are looking for opinion pieces that relate to work place issues. We are hoping to ...read more

OTC – Teachers decide negotiation points for 2012 - 17 Jan 2012 - english - OTC

Spring is the traditional time for Japanese unions to negotiate improvements in working conditions. Called “shunto” in Japanese, it translates as Spring Labor Offensive. Right across Japan unions, big ...read more

心当たりはありますか? - 5 Jan 2012 - bilingual - ECC

             

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Gaba in the Japan Times - 22 Dec 2011 - english - Gaba

About twelve months after the GU's efforts to improve conditions at Gaba were first written about. The Japan Times has run another story on working conditions at Gaba. Featuring interviews with instru ...read more

Negotiation deadlock broken at ECC - 16 Dec 2011 - english - ECC

unions work The union's strategy of applying for mediation with the Osaka Labour Relations Commission has achieved its purpose- breaking the negotiation deadlock with ECC. Even though ECC refused mediation they i ...read more

Kobe Shoin Women's University - 13 Dec 2011 - english - Universities

Women's universities have been hit hardest by the fall in the school age population and Kobe Shoin is no exception to this trend. Problems have been made worse by changes in the syllabus by some facul ...read more

Osaka U: Massive cuts to come for part-timers - 13 Dec 2011 - english - Universities

Part-time teachers at Osaka Univeristy (Handai) got a shock in October when the university administration unveiled plans at an information meeting to cut the number of part-time teachers in their facu ...read more

New Union Branches at Ashiya Gakuen High & Kansai Gaidai - 13 Dec 2011 - english - Universities

New branches of the General Union have been formed at Ashiya Gakuen High-School where teachers are fighting to prevent a worsening of their working conditions and Kansai Gaidai where full-time contrac ...read more

Tezukayama U and sudden class cancellations - 13 Dec 2011 - english - Universities

As we have reported previously Nara Labour Standard's Office ordered Tezukayama University to pay a General Union 60% of their wages for a class the university had cancelled due to the low student enr ...read more


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