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Fear of criminal prosecution forces Tezukayama University to settle Labour Standards Law violation - 14 Oct 2013 - english - UniversitiesUniversity to blame for class cancellations, not the teacher. Have a similar problem? Make sure to contact us immediately.
Tezukayama University, under threat of criminal prosecu ...read more
Gaba Branch Update - October 2013 - 9 Oct 2013 - english - GabaThe Gaba branch is always busy working on various issues to improve the working lives of instructors. Some issues are large, such as overall pay rates and conditions. Others are smaller, and may only ...read more
Branch declared at Nippon Steel & Sumikin Intercom - 30 Sep 2013 - english - OthersOn September 30, General Union members working at Nippon Steel & Sumikin Intercom declared a branch.
Members with over 15 years of service with the company are concerned about their job ...read more
Taxi drivers’ waiting time for customers counts as ‘working hours’: court - 28 Sep 2013 - english - OthersA very interesting ruling? How does such a ruling impact upon places like Nova and Berlitz that do not pay teachers for lesson breaks?
September 23, 2013
The Fukuoka District Cou ...read more
A new wave of union activism in GU Berlitz branch - 26 Sep 2013 - english - BerlitzAfter the biggest union meeting of Berlitz union members at the end of August, the union has submitted demands to raise wages, protect part time teachers from arbitrary cuts in lessons taught, and to ...read more
Things to Remember When Dealing with Sexual Harassment - 21 Sep 2013 - english - Sexual Harassment1. Trust your instincts:
When a situation feels incredibly uncomfortable, it is a sign that something is wrong. Ignoring the situation is not going to change anything, but rather make it ...read more
Kansai Gaidai - 15 out leafleting! - 12 Sep 2013 - english - UniversitiesThe past year has seen enormous growth in our branch at Kansai Gadai but members are keen to see numbers increase even more - there is strength in unity.
This morning, fifteen people w ...read more
Peppy Kids Club Strikes - 5 Sep 2013 - english - Peppy Kids ClubSome time back, iTTTi Japan effectively fired our branch chair by non-renewing him after eight years at Peppy Kids Club. The grounds were flimsy at best and we believe it was for union activity. He wa ...read more
August 2013 Gaba Negotiations - new issues covered - 1 Sep 2013 - english - GabaOn Monday August 26th 2013 the Gaba Branch of the GU held negotiations with Gaba Corporation. Topics discussed included three main topics: paid training, a proper grievance procedure for dealing with ...read more
Union wins job back for fired disabled Nova teacher - 30 Aug 2013 - english - NovaNova recently fired a long term employee, and union member, due to his disability. This was part of a series of actions harassing our member because he is disabled. Needing the job badly, our member h ...read more