ECC Speak Survey

Speak has become an important educational tool at ECC for students and teachers alike.In an industry first, ECC students now have an advanced tool to practice and review for FTL lessons.

The General Union is concerned that instructors are not familiar with Speak. Some instructors have never had an opportunity to use Speak and are not familiar with the benefits it provides ECC students.

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AEON raises pay with Shakai Hoken (Health and Pension)

The General Union's Shakai Hoken (Health and Pension) Campaign has directly resulted in improved working conditions for new teachers at AEON.

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Branch Leadership Roles

ECC Branch Chair: Duties include calling and presiding over branch executive meetings and branch meetings. Liaising with the General Union executive committee over branch activity, campaigns, demands, negotiations and grievances. Submitting reports to the General Union Executive Committee and coordination of union communication with branch members.

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Shunto 2006 Diary

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

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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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GU wins Shakai Hoken at ECC

After a hard fought fight, the General Union and ECC have signed a historic collective agreement over Shakai Hoken (Health and Pension) on 28th July 2006.

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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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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 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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