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Gaba Corporation has decided to hold a year-end party at Tokyo’s prestigious Imperial Hotel for all their Kanto region staff, and as such they have closed all 30 Kanto Learning Studios for the last th ...read more
How do you deal with an employer that is like a deer frozen in your headlights in the middle of a highway? Welcome to Osaka Gaigo Senmon Gakko.
Japanese and foreign teachers from the Ge ...read more
In response to a number of incidents where union members had been sexually harassed by their students, the union decided to investigate the issue, and conducted a survey to gauge the prevalence. We...read more
Even a typhoon won't stop our organizing campaign at Peppy Kids Club - 27 Oct 2013 - english - Peppy Kids ClubCall us crazy but even a typhoon won't get in the way of our new organizing campaign at Peppy Kids Club/iTTTi Japan.
October 24 saw six intrepid members make their way for the first le ...read more
ECC and Gaba hold Christmas parties; teachers considered 2nd class and not invited - 6 Dec 2013 - english - GabaTwo of the largest English School chains, Gaba and ECC, have held, or are about to hold Christmas parties. Unfortunately, regular teachers/instructors are not invited! The companies have invited both ...read more
Gaba Branch Update - November 2013 - 2 Dec 2013 - english - GabaOctober was a very sad and unusual month for the General Union Gaba Branch, with the disappearance of member Pascal Burel while hiking. The branch had never experienced anything like this before, but ...read more
"Unexcused" absences: Cold and Flu season at Gaba - 24 Nov 2013 - english - Gaba'Twas the night before Christmas, and in every LS,
We could hear the sound of instructors trying to suppress,
Their coughing and sniffling with the greatest of care,
Thinking to t ...read more
OTC - Organizing drive begins - 14 Nov 2013 - english - OTCOTC members have been busy writing a new leaflet outlining the branches achievements over the past few years at OTC. We've done well - health and pension insurance, unemployment insurance, paid FLEXIB ...read more
Report of Kansai & Tokai general meetings - 13 Nov 2013 - english - OthersAgain this year, the union put on seminars for our members and non-members so that all may increase their knowledge of their rights at work and about their union.
The Tokai area meeting ...read more