> GU News
General Union News (English)
GABA Belting Survey - 24 Jun 2009 - english - GabaTell us what you think about Gaba's belting system. Take our survey here.
Unions launch national campaign to win health and pension rights - 22 Jun 2009 - english - OthersOsaka Immigration Bureau: Monday, 1 June.
Four officers of the General Union met with Osaka Immigration officials regarding the recent changes to the visa renewal guidelines. A new condi ...read more
Protest against New Immigration Rules - 16 Jun 2009 - english - OthersDate: Friday, July 3
Time: 6.30 p.m
Place: Nakanoshima Park (close to Osaka City Hall) Yodoyabashi Station exit 1 (Midosuji Line at 6.10pm)
As reporte ...read more
Teacher’s schedule restored after GU sends demands - 9 Jun 2009 - english - Tokai Nagoya ChubuA long-time Union member working as a part-time teacher at several universities in Nagoya received a double dose of bad news in January this year. First, he was informed by Kinjo university that his s ...read more
University Class Cancellations - GU Wins Settlement in Nagoya - 8 Jun 2009 - english - Tokai Nagoya ChubuMany GU members teach part-time at universities and colleges. Working as a part-timer at such institutions has its good points, but it also has a major downside because it’s so insecure. There’s never ...read more
Shakai Hoken Survey - 5 Jun 2009 - english - Health & PensionThe General Union is asking members to complete this survey about their health and pension insurance. The information is needed to help in the General Union's forthcoming negotiations with the governm ...read more
ECC teachers win a toll free number! - 28 May 2009 - english - ECCThanks to the General Union ECC branch, teachers with substitute shifts will no longer be required to spend money to find out what their working hours are.
After negotiating with the un ...read more
GABA - Labor Commission update - 25 May 2009 - english - GabaUnlike other language schools, GABA does not recognize its instructors as employees and fails to provide such basics as paid annual leave, workers accident compensation, unemployment insurance, and he ...read more
Interac - Rumor has it.... - 20 May 2009 - english - ALTsThere's an Interac office out there that "messed-up" on more than 150 contracts and they are now in a mad scramble to get teachers to sign another contract accepting lower salaries. You are not requir ...read more
General Union forces re-investigation into ex-NOVA president, Sahashi - 12 May 2009 - english - NovaIn 2008, The General Union officially sought indictment NOVA’s former president, Mr Sahashi over non-payment of wages (a violation of the Labor Standards Law). When prosecutors declined to indict, the ...read more