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Teachers quietly win health and pension rights - 2 Feb 2010 - english - Health & PensionDifferent companies, different approaches
Do you and your coworkers wrestle with ways to improve your workplace? Have you ever considered coming to the union but are worried abou ...read more
Pay Cuts Increase at GABA - 1 Feb 2010 - english - GabaWhile the General Union is actively working to improve the position of Gaba instructors, using our victory at the Osaka labor commission to push for recognition of Gaba instructors as employees, it mu ...read more
Workplace Health and Safety- Evacuation Procedures - 1 Feb 2010 - english - ECCWorkplace health and safety is something that is often overlooked in the eikaiwa industry. Concerned about the limited information regarding emergency evacuation procedures at ECC, the union has conti ...read more
GABA - Round One to the Union - 27 Jan 2010 - english - GabaChristmas Eve saw the Osaka Labor Commission rule that GABA teachers are employees under Trade Union law. This is a major victory but it does not mean working conditions will change immediately. The u ...read more
Small school, big problems - 26 Jan 2010 - english - Tokai Nagoya ChubuSmall schools can be great places to work. They sometimes really take care of you and are appreciative of the work you put in. They are also great places to develop a rapport with students, and to fee ...read more
- 19 Jan 2010 - english - Health & Pension
The General Union has been fighting f ...read more
Nagoya/Aichi ALTs on Facebook - 15 Jan 2010 - english - Tokai Nagoya ChubuWe've created a facebook group for ALTs. Go to www.facebook.com then search for Nagoya ALTs. Tell us how you would like to see working conditions can be improved.
ALT Meetings - Kansai & Nagoya - 15 Jan 2010 - english - ALTsCome to an meeting and find out what the General Union is doing to improve the working conditions of ALTs. You will have the chance to ask questions and share your concerns.
Osaka< ...read more
Dispatch company ordered to repay illegal salary deductions to twenty teachers - 14 Jan 2010 - english - ALTsAt the Fukuoka General Union (FGU), the company which seems to generate the most grievances is OWLS. They are a dispatch company that has contracts with Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture and a numbe ...read more
ALTs across Japan are joining the union - 6 Jan 2010 - english - ALTsYou don't need a problem to join. We're already working for you!
The deterioration of working conditions. The lack of proper insurance enrolment. The failure to follow the Worker ...read more