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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.
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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
Nova union member's job protected - 21 Oct 2010 - english - NovaA long term Nova employee and union member was recently non-renewed for the second time in six months, and for the second time we have been able to protect his job and force the company to renew his c ...read more
Gaba Instructors make the news - Fighting for employment rights - 19 Oct 2010 - english - GabaThe Gaba Branch and their fight for employment rights have made the Japan Times.
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GABA appeal dismissed. Instructors ARE employees - 8 Oct 2010 - english - GabaIn December 2009 the Osaka Labor Commission made a ruling that confirmed Gaba instructors are employees under Trade Union Law. Gaba attempted to appeal the decision at the Central Labor Commission but ...read more
Membership brings benefits - 14 Sep 2010 - english - Tokai Nagoya ChubuManagement at The Rock (formerly Red Rock) in Sakae has kindly decided to offer union members a discount.
You can now get 10% off your food and drink purchases when you show your union ...read more
ECC - Goodbye Timecards! Beware! - 13 Sep 2010 - english - ECCECC is implementing changes to the manner in which working hours will be recorded. Several members have already raised their concerns to the union.
Members are worried that they will no ...read more