Instructors win right to union representation

In December 2009 the Osaka Labor Commission made a ruling that confirmed Gaba instructors have the right to union representation under Trade Union Law. Gaba attempted to appeal the decision at the Central Labor Commission but the appeal has been rejected this week. The ruling stands. Gaba instructors have rights under Trade Union Law.

Gaba claims its instructors are not employees, but self-employed subcontractors. However, in December 2009, the Osaka Prefectural Labour Commission judged, after careful examination, that Gaba teachers are in fact employees under the Trade Union Law. The GU believes that this furthers our demands for paid holidays and health, pension, and unemployment insurance.

The prefectural labour commission not only ruled against Gaba, but also made a very strong case as to why Gaba instructors are employees, which is what Gaba least desired. Gaba therefore appealed the ruling to the Central Labour Commission and on 6 October 2010 the ruling was made.

 


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