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General Union News Archive: 1995 - 2012 - 26 Jun 2013 - english - OthersIt took a long time to go through 17 years worth of the newsletters, but we've finally finished our news archive! One of the reasons it took so long was that the old newsletters brought back a lot of ...read more
New round of negotiations at Gaba - 20 Jun 2013 - english - GabaOn Monday June 17th the General Union Gaba branch had negotiations with the company at the Gaba Corporation Support Center (HQ) in Moto-Yoyogi. Nine representatives and members attended, and we had al ...read more
Strike looms over wages at Osaka Gaigo 大阪外語で賃上げを求めてストライキの動き - 19 Jun 2013 - bilingual - Osaka GaigoJapanese and foreign teachers and staff represented by Naniwa Union and the General Union have signified their intention to go on strike by sumbitting a strike deadline to Osaka Gaigo Senmon Gakko.
See our new Japanese eNEWS at www.jnews.generalunion.org - 11 Jun 2013 - english - OthersHave you ever been interested in letting your Japanese coworkers know about the union? Well, now you have a great chance to invite them to read information in Japanese at read more
Shigaku Kyosai - Are you covered? - 6 Jun 2013 - english - Health & PensionMany teachers, even part timers, working in private elementary & high schools, colleges & universities are enrolled in shigaku kyosai (a form of shakai hoken) which consists of both health insurance a ...read more
ECC Teachers: Your rights are at risk! - 22 May 2013 - english - ECCThis April, ECC management announced major changes to teachers' working conditions.
• New contract renewal guidelines
• Revisions to teachers' work codes.
Alarm bell ...read more
General Union gears up for a new year! - 26 Apr 2013 - english - OthersThe 2013 Annual General Meeting brought together about 90 union members who listened to officer reports covering the different GU sectors (Private Language Industry - PLI, Schools and Colleges - SAC, ...read more
A win at No Borders International School - 12 Apr 2013 - english - Tokai Nagoya ChubuHaving asked their employer to enroll them in health & pension (shakai hoken) and unemployment insurance, teachers became frustrated when No Borders insisted that teachers pay ridiculously high premiu ...read more
Union welcomes ALL to open seminars – 21 April - 12 Apr 2013 - english - OthersThe General Union welcomes members and non members alike to attend our open seminars from 4PM which follows the Annual General Meeting (members only) on 21 April at L-Osaka read more
Job security at ECC...coming soon?? - 11 Apr 2013 - english - ECCThe General Union's campaigning for job security at ECC has seen some major changes. From this spring ECC will begin to introduce a system that allows some teachers to become seishain.
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