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厚生年金法や健保法では、労働時間等での制限がなく、誰でも加入できるハズなのに、「週30時間が加入要件」だとした法的根拠のない慣行が横行していることである。これは1980年当時の、旧社保庁の ...read more
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A Christmas for Everyone - Updated - 23 Aug 2014 - english - GabaChristmas is for everyone. It may seem a little early to write about Christmas now, but at this time in 2013 Gaba Corporation were planning last year’s company Christmas party. Unfortunately, ...read more
Minerva Language Institute Labour Commission Case Settled - 12 Aug 2014 - english - ALTsOn March 18, 2014, the union lodged an unfair labour practice case against Minerva Language Institute (Minerva) for failing to negotiate, at the Osaka Labour Relations Commission.
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Shimbashi LS Evacuation Poster Updated - 27 Jul 2014 - english - GabaAt negotiations last week the General Union Gaba Branch asked the company a number of questions about emergency preparations, and showed a photo of the evacuation procedure poster in Shimbashi Learnin ...read more
Union asks Gaba to improve poor safety preparations - 24 Jul 2014 - english - GabaOn March 11th, 2011 the fifth biggest earthquake ever recorded occurred east of Tohoku. Nearly 16,000 people died, over 2,600 are still missing and almost 130,000 buildings totally collapsed.
Fairness in the workplace - A Berlitz story - 23 Jul 2014 - english - BerlitzDisciplinary procedures and student complaints can cause a lot of stress for many teachers. Teachers are sent into a room alone to face people who are in a position of power and often feel bullied int ...read more
Panasonic Excel, “We don’t sign collective agreements with minority unions.” - 16 Jul 2014 - english - Matsushita ExcelWhat arrogance!
And with this the company wanted us just to have a “gentlemen's agreement” in regards to consulting the union BEFORE changes are made to members' working conditions.