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Losing koma after contract signed due to enrollment? - 26 Apr 2011 - english - UniversitiesIs 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 ...read more
Koma cuts. Don't wait for it to happen - 25 Apr 2011 - english - UniversitiesFor 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 ...read more
GABA Osaka - Find out what Gaba is trying to hide from you - 22 Apr 2011 - english - GabaOpen 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 ...read more
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