Union Secures Extra Leave Time For Osaka Gaigo Members


A growing interest amongst Japanese one-year contract teachers at Osaka Gaigo has led the General Union to some interesting negotiations...

While we've had a union branch at Osaka Gaigo for the past fifteen or so years, we had never considered demanding extra leave time like the kind given to the regular employees (both teachers and staff) - but thanks to some extra sleuthing by one Japanese member, the union was able to submit demands to the employer asking for this extra leave time.

We submitted the demand to the employer thinking that we wouldn't be able to win the same rights as the regular employees - but, surprisingly, they agreed!


Here's what we were able to secure:

· Members now have paid leave days for marriage, childbirth, and funerals.
· An agreement over extended medical leave and right to return to work.
· An agreement over securing time to care for immediate family members and other dependants.

Are you interested in extending your rights in the workplace, too? This could be an important point to consider for you and your co-workers!

If you'd like to change things for the better at your place of work, please get in contact with the General Union and tell us about your situation.

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