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2011 Academic Year Demands submitted to ECC - 7 Jan 2011 - english - ECCNegotiations with ECC for the 2011 Academic Year are scheduled to start on January 19th. The union is continuing it's basic stance of job security, equal working conditions and opportunities, and impr ...read more
2010 - The ECC Branch in Review - 31 Dec 2010 - english - ECCJanaury 18 Union Dues Check Off Agreement Signed
The General Union ECC Branch becomes the first union branch at a major eikaiwa chain to win a union dues “check off” agreement w ...read more
Nagoya/Tokai ALTs - Open Meeting. Sunday, January 30 - 17 Dec 2010 - english - Tokai Nagoya ChubuThis will be an open meeting for all ALTs in the Nagoya area. You will have the chance to ask questions and share your concerns. There will also be an update about what the union is doing to improve w ...read more
Making a better ECC for all - 17 Dec 2010 - english - ECC- Kansai and Chubu DistrictsThe union and ECC have started labour-management discussions (Collective Agreement 2010.4.26) giving members the opportunity to express their concerns, opinions, and suggestions directly to management ...read more
Why did you join the union? - 17 Dec 2010 - english - OthersGeneral Union members come from a variety of different workplaces and countries, and include people from at least six major language groups.
Some join with their own individual problem ...read more
Tezukayama University: Mid-year koma cuts unfair - 17 Dec 2010 - english - UniversitiesHow many of you would agree to the following contract?
1. Keep a full year free to work for us.
2. If there’s work, we’ll pay you.
3. If there’s no work, we’ll pay ...read more
Epion Teacher Survey - 6 Dec 2010 - english - Epion MabuchiInterested in maintaining and improving working conditions at Epion? Have your say by taking our survey.
Click here to take survey
Gaba Belting Statistics – updated - 25 Nov 2010 - english - Gaba
Gaba has recently started to be more transparent in its approach to belting instructors, which is really great to see. They have been open in that they now plan to limit D1 and D2 instructors to 15...read more
Seibo Jogakuin: Pre-consultation system - 22 Nov 2010 - english - Private SchoolsAre you worried about possible changes to your working conditions in the following year? Are you even more worried that these changes will occur with little or no notice? General Union members at Seib ...read more
Welcome to the Schools and Colleges Branch - 28 Oct 2010 - english - UniversitiesEver seen these three letters, SAC, and wondered what they stood for? SAC stands for the union's Schools ...read more