ECC - The Issues

Why 100 yen? Starting salaries for full-time instructors have remained constant since the 29.5 hour contract was introduced ten years ago.

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GABA Teachers Win a Pay Increase!

GABA teachers have unionized and are seeing direct results. Shortly into negotiations the company announced an across the board increase of 100yen per lesson for teachers: an increase of over 6% for the lowest paid teachers. Teachers with Belt training have received an increase of 200yen per lesson: an increase of 10% for many. Depending on the number of lessons taught, that is a monthly pay increase of 15,000 - 40,000yen per month.

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AEON Teachers: Working Too Much?

Learn how to say no to unreasonable demands on YOUR time. Join us in our campaign to win unpaid overtime.

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ECC vs. AEON

Compare conditions at ECC to teachers at AEON. This is why we want a decent pay increase and decent training pay rates.

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ECC Yen 100 Campaign

ECC union membership has voted and are launching the ECC 100 campaign.

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Our training is so good

"The quality of the training is high and many other institutes would charge you for a similar training or qualification."Quote from ECC's recruitment website.

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ECC Branch Summer BBQ

It's on - the First Annual ECC Branch Summer BBQ Date - Sunday August 3rd 2008

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General Union signs mediated agreement with G.Education & G.Communication

Settlement Agreement

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General Union wins working time for writing reports, postcards, and certificates!

In recent negotiations with ECC the General Union won assurances that instructors will be given sufficient time during working hours to write KEW Assessment Reports, seasonal greeting cards, and completion certificates.

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Berlitz Teachers on Strike

Begunto (The Berlitz General Union Tokyo, a local of Nambu) maintained and expanded its 2007 shunto strike during this year’s shunto, focusing on two demands: a 4.6% across-the-boards base pay hike and a one month bonus.

Nearly half of all 46 Berlitz schools in the Kanto plain have been hit by walkouts since the dispute began last December. Over 55 teachers have joined in the time-fixed, volunteer strikes, making it by many accounts the largest enduring work stoppage in the history of Japan’s language industry.

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