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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
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