By filling out the application form, you are applying for membership to the General Union.

Applications are reviewed and ratified about three times per month.

Once your application is reviewed, we will contact you to tell you whether it has been accepted or not.

Note: if you currently have an employment problem, please submit a Consultation Request instead.

Step 1: Read The Duties Of Membership

By joining the General Union, you commit yourself to the following obligations:

1. Keeping your dues paid up to date, and paying by an automatic process such as checkoff, bank debit, or PayPal transfer.

2. Participating in your own branch, attending your branch meetings and branch annual general meeting.

3. Supporting fellow union members (from all union branches) who are in dispute with their employer.

Step 2: Union Dues

Dues are between ¥500 - ¥5,000 per month and is based upon your total income from all employers.

Your dues pay for the expenses of running the union and supporting other union members.

To complete the application form, you will have to self-assess your monthly rate according to the table found below.

Alternatively, you can read about union dates on the following page: Union Dues

Step 3: Complete The Application Form


Income / Salary
(pre-tax, including wages and bonuses)

Monthly Dues Rate

less than ¥41,000 per month
up to¥499,999 annually


¥42,000 - ¥83,000 per month
¥500,000 yen - ¥999,999  annually


¥84,000 - ¥166,000 per month
¥1,000,000  - ¥1,999,999 annually


¥167,000 - ¥208,000 per month
¥2,000,000 - ¥2,499,999  annually


¥209,000 - ¥249,000 per month
¥2,500,000 - ¥2,999,999 annually


¥250,000 - ¥374,000 per month
¥3,000,000 - ¥4,499,999 annually


 ¥375,000 - ¥499,000 per month
¥4,500,000 - ¥5,999,999 annually


¥500,000 - ¥624,000 per month
¥6,000,000 - ¥7,499,999 annually


¥625,000 and over per month 
¥7,500,000 and over annually


Using the table above, please select your monthly dues rate below.

As previously mentioned, monthly dues are based on your total yearly/monthly income from all employment (you cannot voluntarily choose a lower amount).

For example:

If you earn ¥220,000 per month, then your monthly dues rate would be ¥3000 per month. 

However, if you earn ¥300,000 per month, then your monthly dues rate would be ¥3500 per month




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