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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
A new forum for ECC union members - 19 Aug 2010 - english - ECCThe 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
ECC Annual Leave with Pay (ALP) Lottery to be abolished - 31 Jul 2010 - english - ECCTeachers working for ECC in the Nagoya area (Chubu District) are set to benefit with the annual leave with pay (ALP) lottery being abolished.
Taking annual leave immediately before or ...read more
GABA teachers 'employees' - not 'sub-contractors' - 26 Jul 2010 - english - GabaFor many years GABA has argued that its teachers are not employees. But the Osaka Prefectural Labour Commission ruled the sub-contracting (ITAKU) contracts used by GABA are a disguise, and that GABA t ...read more
Employment Insurances changes expand coverage - 26 Jul 2010 - english - OthersThe Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare have introduced changes to the koyo hoken (employment insurance) law that is expected to see an extra 2.5 million tanjikan rodosha (“part-timer ...read more
Okamoto=Union Busting - 26 Jul 2010 - english - South AmericanCalling up union members and interrogating them, not allowing union members to work overtime or on holidays, threatening workers with dismissal “unless they leave the union,” not allowing union member ...read more