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Minerva Language Institute Labour Commission Case Settled - 12 Aug 2014 - english - ALTs

On 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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Being an ALT in Japan - The Video Handbook - 7 Nov 2012 - english - ALTs

Standard - Video The General Union is producing a video handbook for working in Japan as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher). We'll be covering topics such as taxes, health insurance, housing, and workplace issues. Fe more

ALTs Open Meeting - October 21 - 14 Sep 2012 - english - ALTs

Standard - Important Date For the first time, we are opening our Osaka October General Meeting to non-members. We will be holding a series of seminars, or workshops, ab more

ALTs - The Health Check Survey - 24 Aug 2012 - english - ALTs

Health Check Some dispatch companies, but not all, provide annual health checks. Japan has one of the highest rates of tuberculous in the western world, and as a result, School Health & Safety Law mandates that te more

Fukuoka General Union: Seismic shift in Kitakyushu - 6 Apr 2012 - english - ALTs

The Kitakyushu Board of Education (BoE) plans to change the ALT system in elementary and junior high schools moving from a sub-contract (itaku gyomu) to a dispatch (haken) contract system in the 2012 more

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