Teaching in a University or School? You May Already Know A General Union Member!

When people think of the General Union, many immediately associate it with our work in the language school industry at places like Berlitz, ECC, and Aeon.

Be that as it may, did you know that about half the General Union's membership is made up of teachers working in universities, high schools, junior high schools, and elementary schools? In our union, this is called the "Schools and Colleges" ("SAC") sector, and covers all of those people working in the aforementioned establishments.

 In this sector alone, our members work at over a hundred-and-fifty different workplaces. Suffice to say, we deal with many issues in this sector of the union's demographic. Contract limits; "koma" cuts; harassment issues; job security; holidays; wages... these are just a few of the multitude of problems which employees in this sector face.

However, the General Union is not JUST open to foreign workers - we have Japanese members in these workplaces, too, and the General Union recognises the need to organise ALL workers in universities, regardless of their employment status (full- or part-time; Japanese or foreign; etc.)

Want to know more about what we do in the SAC sector? Visit our website for SAC specific news for universities and colleges, and elementary/junior high/high schools!

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