Schools and Colleges

December 2004 University Roundup

Otemon University: Union victory over koma cuts. The university has withdrawn their proposed cuts for a union member.


February 2004 University Roundup

from the February 2004 National Union Voice


Kansai Ohkura High School

Join now! The GU has shown we can get things done.

Kansai Ohkura High School We won a satisfactory settlement in a non-renewal case here this month, and to all foreign and Japanese teachers at Kansai Ohkura now, we’d like to say: Join now! The GU has shown we can get things done.

Osaka Kokusai Owada High School

We are currently negotiating over the attempted ‘non-renewal’ of a member working without a contract.

We have protested that you cannot non-renew a non-contract worker. It constitutes a dismissal, for which good reasons are necessary (now enshrined in the 2004 revisions to the Labour Standards Law). GU Members should be ready to support our member here should this come to a dispute!

GU Secures High School Jobs

A flurry of calls from existing union members over the last month or so has happily ended in victory in all the cases.


Doshisha High School

As reported in last month’s “Voice”, our member had a massive cut in teaching hours, from 18 to 12. Seeing that no reason was offered for the cut in hours and the impact that it would have had on our member’s livelihood, the union decided to act.


Tokai Gakuen High School

This establishment decided to make its long-serving native speaker English teachers redundant, in order to replace them with dispatch company staff.


University teachers demand unemployment insurance rights

The National Unemployment Insurance (Koyou Hoken) is running a deficit and the government is attempting to increase contributions to pay for it.


Union Makes Progress at Kangaku

On October 17th 2000 the General Union held negotiations with Kwansei Gakuin University.


Kangaku Pay Cut blocked

The second round of negotiations between The General Union and the Kangaku administration took place on February 29th.


Kangaku Teachers Oppose Pay-cut

Kwansei Gakuin announced a proposed 30% pay-cut, which is to begin in the spring term of 2000, for part-time foreign teachers in the English department.


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