Union wins cap on consecutive teaching hours

On 12 April 2001, the General Union Nichibei Branch sent demands to the company to return the maximums on teaching hours to the customary 5 x Private lessons and 3 x Group Lessons. Collective Bargaining was held on 22 June and 27 July, 2001, and after many letters back and forth, a basic agreement was reached.


Unfair Labour Practices cases settled

AGREEMENT Regarding Unfair Labour Practice Cases 'Heisei 10, No. 23', and 'Heisei 11, No. 85', filed at the Osaka Prefectural Labour Relations Commission


Nichibei Eigo Gakuin: Union leader wins court case

Back to School The Osaka District Court has ordered a private English school in Osaka's Kita-ku to pay back wages and rehire a former teacher who was fired last year for organizing a strike at the school.


Language teachers' union protests Nichibei dismissals

From the Japan Times Tuesday, May 12, 1998 Language teachers' union protests Nichibei dismissals OSAKA -- An English-language schools' labor union filed a complaint Tuesday with the Osaka Prefectural Local Labor Relations Commission, claiming an Osaka-based language school violated the Labor Union Law in its handling of employees.


Nichibei Branch spreads across Kansai, makes fresh start

DEMANDS 1. Obey the Labour Standards Law.


Nichibei Union wins Pay Rise

The following Collective Agreement was signed between the General Union and Nichibei English Service on 3 April 1996 after Collective Bargaining over the Nichibei Eigo Gakuin branch's Shunto demands of 16 February 1996:



"We ask you to give consideration to human rights even more from now on in your company's operations and in the management of your schools to and to cooperate in raising consciousness of human rights in Japan."


Nichibei Union wins major concessions from Company

AGREEMENT Nichibei Eigo Gakuin, hereafter referred to as ‘the company’, and the General Union, hereafter referred to as ‘the union’, have, as a result of the recent Collective Bargaining, reached an agreement, as expressed below.


Union Achievements at ECC

 The following are a list of some of the major General Union achievements at ECC since 1996.

  • Pay Increases 2016 - Across the board 35yen/hr pay increase
  • Pay Increases 2015 - First ever across the board pay increase, not linked to performance, for union members
  • First Aid Kits
  • English pay slips
  • Flexible paid annual leave (ALPs)
  • Unemployment Insurance (koyo hoken)
  • Health and Pension Insurance (shakai hoken)
  • Established grievance procedure
  • Negotiated for “Influenza” Leave
  • Special Leave for marriages and funerals
  • Water Coolers (in schools with no kitchens)
  • Improved emergency evacuation procedures
  • Toll free number for Kinki district sub teachers
  • At least 10 days notice for Buffer Day and Block Meeting/ASM shifts
  • Agreement to consult with the union over major changes to working conditions Mandatory training to be conducted during working hours or paid at the “overtime rate” (excluding core training) 


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