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Gaba Assures Union: "We are Determined To Improve Working Conditions" - 7 Mar 2013 - english - GabaOn Monday March 5th 2013 the General Union Gaba branch held our first collective bargaining session of the year with Gaba.
Five members and three union representatives attended, and we ...read more
It’s a matter of dignity – Opinion Piece - 5 Mar 2013 - english - OthersI work at one of the "better" high schools. It is that ...read more
March in March - March 3, Hibiya Park Tokyo - 21 Feb 2013 - english - OthersCome along and show your support for foreign workers.
13:00pm - Concert
14:30pm - March commences
Place: Hibiya Park (Sho-on-Gakudoh)< ...read more
Wearing jackets – What you said - 21 Feb 2013 - english - OthersBack in December we asked the question "Does wearing a jacket make you a better teacher?" In 2 months we had a total of 138 respondents and the answer was a resounding "No". All 138 people said that j ...read more
Tezukayama U. faces criminal charges for labour standards violations - 6 Feb 2013 - english - Universities...read more
YOUR rights are at risk! - 30 Jan 2013 - english - ECCECC wants to restrict your private lives, and dictate who you can socialize with. Your personal rights are endangered.
Now’s a good time to support yourself and your colleagues in fight ...read more
Berlitz - Report of November collective bargaining - 22 Jan 2013 - english - Berlitz1. CTL Courtesy Calls
We have been told that MIs will be asked to inform the office staff to tell teachers about CTLs when possible. We wish to see if this is happening. Please let us kn ...read more
University & School teachers won’t be victims of new Labour Contract Law - 19 Jan 2013 - english - UniversitiesIn August 2012 a new law was passed in Japan to enhance job security for the more than 30% of employees working on limited term contracts. The law is supposed to ensure that after five years of contin ...read more
Bettering life at Berlitz since 1993 - 10 Jan 2013 - english - BerlitzDid you know that many of the working conditions that teachers now enjoy have been negotiated between the General Union and Berlitz?
Open ECC Branch Meetings (Osaka and Nagoya): ECC Proposes Major Changes to Working Conditions - 9 Jan 2013 - english - ECCECC has contacted the union over the introduction of a new clause to employment contracts that prohibits socialization with students. The union is concerned that this is an infringement of your rights ...read more