Osaka Bar Association Ruling Against NOVA Socialisation Policy

24 February 2004 NOVA Corporation Sadao Takanashi President, Osaka Bar Association

Letter of Recommendation

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Discriminatory Practices at the YMCA

"We, the YMCAs in Japan, learning from the life of love and service manifested in Jesus Christ shall carry on the following mission in collaboration with other YMCAs throughout the world. We shall strive to preserve human rights, seeking justice and fairness."

Osaka YMCA is a quasi-religious organization purporting to follow the ethics of Jesus in its business dealings. Publicly, YMCA espouses a policy of fighting against discrimination but is in fact a patriarchy that fails to address the need for equal opportunities for both female and foreign employees.

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YMCA teachers start Shunto 2004

Teachers at the both the YMCA language centre and the International High School have submitted demands to their employer to start negotiating the working conditions for the 2004 school year.

After two years of dispute with the YMCA it appears that the Y is ready to sit down in good faith and negotiate new working conditions after an onslaught against the union to try to smash the working conditions that the union has gained over the past six years.

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Nichibei Eigo Gakuin refuses mediation

Nichibei Eigo Gakuin refuses mediation at the Labour Commission, but continues to hand out leaflets to students claiming they are making efforts to settle the problems in their company. This is a lie.

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Do you like the no-socialisation policy?

You deserve a better workplace. But what are you going to do about the way NOVA treats you?

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Spain - BC teachers' union strikes for decent pay

Benn backs language centre pay claim Liz Ford, Friday July 18, 2003 The Guardian

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Language centre staff strike over pay

Liz Ford Wednesday June 18 2003 The Guardian English teachers at a language centre in Spain have voted to step up their campaign for better pay with a series of strikes during its summer school next month.

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Strikes start at Nichibei Eigo Gakuin

On Monday, March 31st, union members at Nichibei's Umeda School carried out 3 strikes in group and private lessons.

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Teachers oppose Nova ban on interaction with students

OSAKA. A teacher and a former teacher at the Osaka-based Nova foreign-language school have sought the Osaka Bar Association's help in protecting their human rights, saying that Nova Co's ban on personal interaction between teachers and students is discriminatory.

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Nova's ban on dating violates rights

OSAKA (Kyodo) A teacher and former teacher of Nova Corp. filed a complaint Friday with the Osaka Bar Association claiming their human rights have been violated by the company's policy of banning dating between foreign teachers and students.

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