ECC Union Dues Chart

ECC members are required, except in special circumstances, to pay their union dues through a checkoff arrangment the union has with ECC. After filling out the required form, your union dues will be withdrawn from your monthly salary and remitted to the union. 

Click here to download the checkoff form.

 

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Sub-shifts- Are they legal?

More and more teachers are asking questions about ECC's sub-shift system.

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Strikes Averted at Matsushita-Excel

Teachers at Matsushita were all set to begin a series of rolling strikes from January 31st but last minute talks have resulted in teachers agreeing to put them on hold ・ for the moment at least.

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Best School Survey - Congratulations!

The survey results have been tallied and you've voted on the best ECC School out there. The winner by far is Nishinomiya. Teachers working there are impressed by the preparation done by the support staff at the school. In the Tokai region, the winner was Kanayama Honko.

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Court rules English language school Nova billed student illegally

KYOTO -- English language conversation school operator Nova Co. illegally billed a student when it refused to refund her the full price she had paid for classes she didn't take, the Kyoto District Court ruled.

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WARNING - Money Stolen at Umeda School

This past week has seen another wallet stolen at Umeda school. This is the third incident in a little over six months.

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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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Non-socialization Policy - another nail in the coffin

While Nova will never admit it, the "non-socialization policy" is dead.

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Is something changing at NOVA?

Collective bargaining at NOVA has always had a predictable trend: the union submits demands, the company agrees to meet, we meet, and NOVA says NO in a loud and clear voice.

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Nova to pay teacher over demotion

Nova Co. has agreed out of court to pay 400,000 yen to a former employee who sued the major chain of language schools after his allowance was cut due to his association with a female student, informed sources said Saturday.

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