W5 signs labor agreement with union

The General Union and W5 Staff Services (ALT Dispatcher), have recently signed a collective agreement* covering the following.

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Shakai Hoken @ Altia Central

In a bid to save costs, Altia Central have been known to arbitrarily change teachers' contracts and remove them from Shakai Hoken (health & pension). The union has won continued enrollment in shakai hoken for a group of ALTs who were dis-enrolled when they renewed their contracts in April, 2011. The union applied for collective bargaining and Altia quickly agreed to the continued enrollment of our members.

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Dispatch Averted, Pay Cuts Stopped

With rumors of their direct hire positions going to dispatch, five ALTs from Kofu city in Yamanashi prefecture contacted the General Union.

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ALTs across Japan are joining the union

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Dispatch Averted, Pay Cuts Stopped

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