Yes, males can take childcare leave!

The percentage of the male workforce in Japan taking childcare leave is less than 2 percent. Employees though, especially the breadwinner, are reluctant to take childcare leave for primarily two reasons:

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ECC-Union Grievance System Summer Update

Members at ECC have the benefit of asking the union to submit grievances to ECC over any issues that may arise.

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Epion - Back in the classroom

In May, we were contacted by an Epion teacher who had been removed from classroom duties and sent to headquarters. The exact reasons seemed unclear.

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Improving workers lives at ECC:General Union's long history shows why unions are important

ECC is one of the oldest General Union branches. ECC members already benefit from an established union/employer grievance procedure and a preconsultation agreement.

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Performance Based Salary Increases- Update

Shunto negotiations at most workplaces this year were tough- ECC was no exception. The uncertainity created by the global financial crisis was given for rejecting union demands that would put pressure on company finances.

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New Agreement Strengthens Union Members' Rights @ ECC

One of the oldest General Union branches, ECC, has become the first union branch at a major eikaiwa chain to win a union dues check off agreement with their employer.

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Workplace Health and Safety- Evacuation Procedures

Workplace health and safety is something that is often overlooked in the eikaiwa industry.

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2010 Academic Year Negotiations Start

Negotiations with ECC for the 2010 Academic Year commenced today.

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My contract is for 29.5 hours. Can I get shakai hoken @ ECC?

The answer is YES.

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ECC teachers win a toll free number!

Thanks to the General Union ECC branch, teachers with substitute shifts will no longer be required to spend money to find out what their working hours are.

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