Nichibei Eigo Gakuin to pay up for overtime

Last November the company notified the employees of a workers representative election, and school managers started arranging it, making ballot sheets and asking for candidates.

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Why join? - GU Nichibei Branch 日米英語学院支部

Our union has been protecting and improving your working conditions for 14 years inside the company.

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Union's legal victories at Nichibei Eigo Gakuin 1998-

Note: These PDF documents are in Japanese only

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Union wins cap on consecutive teaching hours

On 12 April 2001, the General Union Nichibei Branch sent demands to the company to return the maximums on teaching hours to the customary 5 x Private lessons and 3 x Group Lessons. Collective Bargaining was held on 22 June and 27 July, 2001, and after many letters back and forth, a basic agreement was reached.

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Unfair Labour Practices cases settled

AGREEMENT Regarding Unfair Labour Practice Cases 'Heisei 10, No. 23', and 'Heisei 11, No. 85', filed at the Osaka Prefectural Labour Relations Commission

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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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Shunto 2006 Diary

 2006 27 Feb: Strike 4 March: Strike 6 March: Strike

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Nichibei Union wins Pay Rise

The following Collective Agreement was signed between the General Union and Nichibei English Service on 3 April 1996 after Collective Bargaining over the Nichibei Eigo Gakuin branch's Shunto demands of 16 February 1996:

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Nichibei sued for 5th time for Unfair Labour Practices

Nichibei takes down union materials unilaterally from members' lockers and then sends letter forbidding any union activity in the workplace.

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Nichibei sued for 4th time for Unfair Labour Practices

Vice-president Noriko Kuroda continues to slander the union and its leaders despite losing the last case at Osaka Labour Commission.

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Nichibei Staff Trip: No Teachers Invited!

Nichibei organised an overnight 'Staff Training' trip to Shirahama on 7th to 8th September, and it seems to have been a great success, though we think the staff at Nichibei actually deserve much more than this as a reward for their hard work, such as a base-up pay rise and real bonuses.

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Nichibei president worried that 'sturdy foreign men' causing trouble near Umeda School

On 24 March 2004, the General Union received a letter from Mr Tamotsu Kanehisa, president of Nichibei English Service (Nichibei Eigo Gakuin). In this letter he complained that "sturdy foreign men (though one of them is Japanese) were standing on both sides or one side of the corridor"

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Nichibei opens new school in Ikebukuro

or years, Nichibei claimed that they were in financial hard straits - before we checked up on their finances and found that they have never been in the red and are actually making good profits.

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Nichibei Eigo Gakuin: Union leader wins court case

Back to School The Osaka District Court has ordered a private English school in Osaka's Kita-ku to pay back wages and rehire a former teacher who was fired last year for organizing a strike at the school.

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Nichibei English Service Branch Makes Shunto Demands

he Nichibei Eigo Gakuin (Nichibei English Service) branch of the General Union sent demands to Nichibei president Mr Tamotsu Kanehisa on 19th March for:

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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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Nichibei Eigo Gakuin judged guilty of Unfair Labour Practices

On 7 June 2006, Nichibei Eigo Gakuin (Head Office Kita-ku, Osaka, President Mr Tamotsu Kanehisa) was found guilty by Osaka Prefectural Labour Commission of violations of Trade Union Law

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Nichibei Eigo Gakuin case closed

he Unfair Labour Practices Case, filed in December 2003, finally closed on 25 October, with the submissions of the final statements from both sides.

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Nichibei Branch spreads across Kansai, makes fresh start

DEMANDS 1. Obey the Labour Standards Law.

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Nichibei Branch History 1993~

1993 February: 'Nichibei Teachers' Cooperative' is set up in the Tennoji school by General Union members to protect conditions.

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Nichibei abolishes Special Holidays

Under the old working rules (demanded by the union in 1997) Nichibei employees were entitled to:

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Language teachers' union protests Nichibei dismissals

From the Japan Times Tuesday, May 12, 1998 Language teachers' union protests Nichibei dismissals OSAKA -- An English-language schools' labor union filed a complaint Tuesday with the Osaka Prefectural Local Labor Relations Commission, claiming an Osaka-based language school violated the Labor Union Law in its handling of employees.

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Holidays

Nichibei English Service Teachers! Did You Know?

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Hearings to start at Osaka Labour Commission

Hearings in the Unfair Labour Practices case against Nichibei will be held on 13 February 2007, 10-12am and 14 March, 10-12am at Osaka Labour Commission.

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Nichibei Union wins major concessions from Company

AGREEMENT Nichibei Eigo Gakuin, hereafter referred to as ‘the company’, and the General Union, hereafter referred to as ‘the union’, have, as a result of the recent Collective Bargaining, reached an agreement, as expressed below.

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HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY, NICHIBEI EIGO GAKUIN!

We, the union members at Nichibei Eigo Gakuin, would like to congratulate President Tamotsu Kanehisa and Vice-president Noriko Kuroda on 25 years of healthy profit-making.

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F.A.Q.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the General Union Nichibei Branch, but were afraid to ask.

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A Tale of Bad Faith and Slander

Nichibei Eigo Gakuin appeals to Tokyo Central Labour Commission against Osaka Labour Commission's ruling of Unfair Labour Practices Nichibei has appealed to Tokyo Central Labour Commission against the very clear ruling of Osaka Labour Commission.

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Nichibei Eigo Gakuin: Peace Talks Collapse in Tokyo

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