By filling out the application form, you are applying for membership to the General Union.

Your application will be reviewed and within two weeks we will contact you to tell you whether it has been accepted.

Note: if you currently have an employment problem, please submit a Consultation Request instead.

Step 1: Read The 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 debit, 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 with their employer.

Step 2: Union Dues

Dues are between ¥500 - ¥5,000 per month depending upon your salary.

The General Union is a self-sustaining, non-profit trade union that exists for the betterment of employment conditions in Japan both for members (as a priority) and non-members alike.

Dues should not be seen as a return investment for financial gain, but rather as a form of social insurance: you pay dues now to support members who, in turn, pay dues to support you in the future.

Your dues help the union with the expenses of negotiations, day-to-day planning, education, the resources required to assist members, and so on.

To complete the application form, you will have to self-assess your monthly rate according to the following chart: Union Dues

Step 3: Complete The Application Form Below

Please self-assess your dues rate according to chart here.



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