Join the Union

The General Union basically accepts members in Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe etc) and Tokai (Nagoya) areas. If you live in other areas please contact as we may be able to put you in contact with one of our sister unions. And in some cases we may be able to accept your membership.

Step 1 - Duties of membership

By joining the General Union you commit yourself to the following obligations:

1. Keeping your dues paid up to date, and paying by an automatic process such as checkoff, bank or PayPal transfer.
2. Participating in your own branch, attending your branch meetings and branch annual general meeting.
3. Supporting fellow union members, from all union branches, who are in dispute.


Step 2 - Application

1. Submit an online application form  or print out the form, fill it in, and fax it to us (06-6352-9630)


Step 3 - Joining with a problem?

Please contact us for a consultation prior to paying any union dues.

* If you would just like a consultation, please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Step 4 - Union Dues

Click here for information. A staff member will be in contact within 3-5 days. Please do not pay any dues prior to this.


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