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ALTs make the evening news - 31 Aug 2009 - english - ALTsThe topic of Assistant Language Teachers in public schools is heating up. In a report by a news program one parent complained that their child's class had seven different ALTs in a year. Bad working c ...read more
Refund of pension payments upon leaving Japan - 30 Jul 2009 - english - Health & PensionWhen leaving Japan, foreign nationals are able to apply for a refund of their pension contributions. The amount of refund varies depending upon the exact pension system you were enrolled in and the le ...read more
Health & Pension Terms Glossary - 28 Jul 2009 - english - Health & Pension...read more
GU meets with Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance Agency - 28 Jul 2009 - english - Health & Pension13 July 2009 (Tokyo) - GU officers in conjunction with our national union centre, National Union of General Workers (NUGW), and other member unions, NUGW Tokyo South and Fukuoka General Union, met wit ...read more
- 25 Jul 2009 - english - Health & Pension
Recently announced changes to immigra ...read more
Do you work at St. Thomas University? - 23 Jul 2009 - english - UniversitiesIn light of St. Thomas University’s (owned by Eichi Gakuin) decision to stop all new enrollment with the aim of closing the university in the near future, General Union members at this university have ...read more
- 16 Jul 2009 - english - ALTs
Summer is here and we are hearing fro ...read more
Your visa on the line - Health Insurance fight becomes urgent - 30 Jun 2009 - english - Health & PensionPublic Forums
Kansai (General Union) - Sunday, 12 July 1:30- 3:30pm. Click here
GABA Belting Survey - 24 Jun 2009 - english - GabaTell us what you think about Gaba's belting system. Take our survey here.
Unions launch national campaign to win health and pension rights - 22 Jun 2009 - english - OthersOsaka Immigration Bureau: Monday, 1 June.
Four officers of the General Union met with Osaka Immigration officials regarding the recent changes to the visa renewal guidelines. A new condi ...read more