New Company, New Nova?

A year has passed and G.education has over 400 NOVA schools up and running. How have things changed? For the better? For the worse?

The jury is still out. In some ways teachers say NOVA v.2 is better than before. In other ways teachers say it is worse. But there is a consensus on two issues troubling NOVA teachers; the regularity allowance and the overtime pay rate.

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I don't need a bag. I need a pay increase!

Join the union and let ECC know you want a pay increase.

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Special Paid Leave

ECC, like many Japanese companies, provides school management staff and office employees with special paid leave to cover events such as family deaths and weddings. The union believes ECC should extend these benefits to full-time language instructors.

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Special Paid Leave at ECC

ECC, like many Japanese companies, provides school management staff and office employees with special paid leave to cover events such as family deaths and weddings.

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Paid Breaks

Paid Breaks = Pay increase
 Do you do the following in lesson breaks? Before your first lesson? After the last lesson? It is work. It must be paid.

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Berlitz Unions submit demands to parent campany, Benesse

Friday, October 24 More than 120 people came out to support Bengunto (Berlitz Union Tokyo) as they stepped up the campaign at Berlitz and submitted demands to their parent company, Benesse.

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October 26 in history

  • October 26, 1863 Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game
  • October 26, 1881 Gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Arizona
  • October 26, 1945 Hilary Clinton born
  • October 26, 1972 Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
  • October 26, 2007 Nova declares bankruptcy

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The Issues: ECC

ECC union members have voted and are submitting the following demands to ECC.

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Daily allowance for sub-teachers

The union is calling for ECC to provide sub-teachers with a daily allowance of 500yen.

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NOVA - Latest News

G Education (branded as Nova) is up and running with more and more schools opening. Now is the chance for teachers to take a stand and demand a fair voice in their workplace.

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