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Autumn General Meeting & OPEN PUBLIC SEMINARS 秋季総会＆公開セミナー - 1 Aug 2013 - bilingual - OthersSunday, 20 October, 2PM to 6PM・１０月２０日【日】
at L-Osaka map・地図 in Temmabashi・天満橋のエルおおさか
Branch Meetings 2:00 (depending on branch...read more
Video on changes to Employment Law. - 24 Jul 2013 - english - OthersOur sister union in Tokyo recently gave a talk on changes to the employment law and how they affect you.
In October, we will be holding seminars on the law in both Osaka and Nagoya. Da ...read more
11 July. Strike at Osaka Gaigo. - 10 Jul 2013 - english - Osaka Gaigo
While Japanese and foreign members at Osaka Gaig ...read more
Funky Fall Party - September 23 - 5 Jul 2013 - bilingual - GabaGeneral Union Gaba Branch invites you to Funky Fall - entry is free!
For the first time in Ebisu, the Autumn party for Gaba instructors and ...read more
What made you join the union? - 4 Jul 2013 - english - OthersAs a union of mostly migrant workers we put a lot of effort into recruiting new members as people are regularly returning to their home countries. Recruitment is essential for us.
We do ...read more
So, what has the union ever done for me? - 3 Jul 2013 - english - GabaThe Gaba branch of the GU was founded in September 2007. After the branch was founded, and asked for improvements:
* The rate of pay was increased from 1400 yen per lesson to 1500 yen.< ...read more
Take the union's sexual harassment in Eikaiwa survey - 1 Jul 2013 - english - Sexual HarassmentTake the survey here.
General Union Schools and Colleges Branch: Stable employment for all teachers - 30 Jun 2013 - english - UniversitiesLast year a bill aiming to stabilize the employment of workers on limited term contracts passed both houses of the Diet. The bill gives workers who have been employed contin-uously for over five years ...read more
Part-time lecturers file complaint against Waseda Univ. for violation of labor law - 28 Jun 2013 - english - UniversitiesThis is a reprint of a recent article from the Japan Press Weekly. It is important that members contact the union if they hear of instances where employers are trying to implement a 5 year maximum ...read more
Today in the union office - 26 Jun 2013 - english - OthersNewsletters, e-news and web articles are all ways to communicate with members and non-members. Often though, they don't really give a feel for what is really happening. And it isn't unusual for inform ...read more