Consultations

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Consultations for non-members such are only possible thanks to the continued support of our dues-paying members. 

Even so, due to the substantial amount of time, effort, and research that many complicated consultation requests demand, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to produce a satisfactory answer every individual inquiry.

If you're looking for long-term advice in regards to employment concerns, or are likely to have complicated issues, we recommend that you join the General Union before you have a problem by using the following application form: http://www.generalunion.org/join-the-gu

In addition, the answers to many of the questions that the General Union recieves can often already be found on the union website: http://www.generalunion.org/component/search/

Consultation: "My Company Didn't Enrol Me In National Pension!"

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The General Union receives multiple inquiries from people on a daily basis, and a lot of the assistance that we provide is often helpful for other people.

This "consultation" series aims to share some of the advice that we give to members and non-members alike.

In this consultation:

 I am a foreign employee. I was working full-time as an English teacher at my soon-to-be former company. I am changing jobs right now, and my new employer has asked me for my pension number. When I told my current employer that I needed this information, he said he never enrolled me in pension at all. What can I do? 

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Consultation: "My Company Isn't Paying My Half Of Insurance!"

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The General Union receives multiple inquiries from people on a daily basis, and a lot of the assistance that we provide is often helpful for other people.

This "consultation" series aims to share some of the advice that we give to members and non-members alike.

In this consultation:

 My company didn't inform me about health insurance and pensions when I started working for them several years ago. They expected me to leave Japan after a year, but I stayed. Since then, I've never paid anything into the system. My company said that there is social insurance, and that I need to pay half and the company needs to pay half. 

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