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ECC - Open meeting for members & friends - 12 Apr 2011 - english - ECCWe are holding 2 open meetings. One in Nagoya and one in Osaka. They are open to members and non-members alike. Bring a friend. We will be discussing current talks between ECC and the union. We would ...read more
Are you safe at work? - 4 Apr 2011 - english - ECCWorkplace health and safety awareness in language schools nationwide is quite low. Each spring the General Union ECC branch submits demands to make ECC a safer place to work.
A spate of ...read more
General Union to accept donations for Tohoku Earthquake - 24 Mar 2011 - english - OthersThe General Union has cancelled this year's Hanami party and will instead accept donations in its place. The union will make an overall contribution on behalf of members, but we are still asking for i ...read more
General Union Sues Okayama City Board of Education - 3 Mar 2011 - english - ALTsAfter many years of service as elementary school ALTs, two union members were notified by Okayama City Board of Education that their contracts would be terminated as of March 31, 2011.
Gaba appeal rejected, sues government - 3 Mar 2011 - english - GabaAfter the Osaka Labour Commission issued a ruling that Gaba instructors were employees under trade union law in December 2009, Gaba appealed this to the Central Labour Commission in Tokyo. Despite the ...read more
March in March 2011 - Hibiya Park, Tokyo - 3 Mar 2011 - english - OthersIn consideration of the recent earthquake, the march has been cancelled.
Come along and show your support for foreign workers.
Time ...read more
General Union and Interac settle at the Central Labour Commission - 28 Feb 2011 - english - InteracGeneral Union members are set to benefit from a settlement brokered by the Central Labour Commission, on February 28, 2011.
Interac has agreed to negotiate with the union in good faith. ...read more
General Union celebrates 15 years at ECC - 26 Feb 2011 - english - ECCIn recognition of the 15 year anniversary of the General Union ECC Branch, we are making it easier to join than ever. Pay 1000 yen to cover your first 2 months of membership. After that, have your due ...read more
Open Meeting for Suita ALTs - 17 Jan 2011 - english - ALTs
Come along and find out more about your working conditions and rights!
Date: Sunday, January 23
Time: ...read more
ECC School Evaluations - Take the survey - 17 Jan 2011 - english - ECCECC Evaluates Teachers. The criteria are often unclear, arbitrary and subjective. The union continues to push for improvements in the system.
It's time to evaluate ECC Schools and see ...read more