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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