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Evaluations - One teacher's opinion - 11 May 2011 - english - ECC

ECC's annual evaluation process for native English instructors is broken.

Typically, an employee evaluation creates standards and goals. While native teachers are given an employee h
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Seiha forced to delete illegal clauses - 26 Apr 2011 - english - Others

News from the Fukuoka General Union

In 2010, 11 employees of Seiha English Academy joined the Fukuoka General Union (FGU). The foreign and Japanese teachers contacted the FGU for assis
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National Union Voice Online - 26 Apr 2011 - english - Others

SpringNUV The National Union Voice is available online by clicking here.


Losing koma after contract signed due to enrollment? - 26 Apr 2011 - english - Universities

Is it in your employment contract that your second semester class (and your pay) could be cancelled?

The General Union has found this cropping up more and more and is intent on stopping
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Koma cuts. Don't wait for it to happen - 25 Apr 2011 - english - Universities

For part-timers in particular, working at universities and private schools, a lack of job security is a very big problem.

For years the General Union has been advocating a proactive app
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GABA Osaka - Find out what Gaba is trying to hide from you - 22 Apr 2011 - english - Gaba

Open meeting for Gaba instructors in Kansai. Find out what the company wants to hide from you. Find out what the union is doing to improve your working conditions.

Date: May 9
Ti
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ECC - Open meeting for members & friends - 12 Apr 2011 - english - ECC

We 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 - ECC

worksafe Workplace 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
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General Union to accept donations for Tohoku Earthquake - 24 Mar 2011 - english - Others

The 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 - ALTs

justice After 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.

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