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Tezukayama University: Mid-year koma cuts unfair - 17 Dec 2010 - english - Universities

How 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
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Epion Teacher Survey - 6 Dec 2010 - english - Epion Mabuchi

Interested 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 Schools

Are 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 - Universities

Ever 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 - Nova

A 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 - Gaba

newspaper The 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 - Gaba

justice In 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 Chubu

Management 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
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ECC - Goodbye Timecards! Beware! - 13 Sep 2010 - english - ECC

ECC 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
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