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Tezukayama U and sudden class cancellations - 13 Dec 2011 - english - UniversitiesAs 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
Good news at Kinki University - 13 Dec 2011 - english - UniversitiesOver the last few years the Education Ministry (MEXT) has exerted pressure on universities to guarantee a minimum 15 classes in each semester, excluding examinations. This has lead to a number of prob ...read more
Nova conditions down - 13 Dec 2011 - english - NovaConditions at NOVA continue to spiral downwards. From November, NOVA has started cutting teachers’ base salaries and allowances.
NOVA has once again taken advantage of contract workers ...read more
The foreign teacher as a disposable commodity - 13 Dec 2011 - english - OthersIn language schools, high schools, universities – the number of foreign nationals employed in a permanent, or tenured capacity is a small percentage of those working in the education industry. While s ...read more
Shane English School - update - 29 Nov 2011 - english - Shane English SchoolThe health and well-being of teachers at Shane English schools doesn't appear to be a top priority for management. Teachers don't have shakai hoken (health insurance and pension). Teachers weren't eve ...read more
Labour Festa 2011 - 29 Nov 2011 - english - OthersDecember 4 is the annual labor video festival in Osaka. There is a 3 minute video competition and other labor related videos. The documentary, The Coca-Cola Case, will also be shown. read more
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
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