Union Protests Mass Dimissals at G-EducationOPEN MEETING 8 January at 10:00AM at L-Osaka

NOVA OPEN MEETING 8 January 2007 at 10:00AM at L-Osaka

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From General Union to ex Nova instructors and staff

No doubt you have already heard that G-Education has sprung a nasty Christmas present on those teachers (and staff?) who were waiting for formal re-hiring.

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OPEN MEETINGS FOR NOVA TEACHERS AND STAFF 29 OCTOBER/EMERGENCY ADVICE FOR TEACHING STAFF

NOVA applies for Corporate Rehabilitation

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IN THE CASE OF BANKRUPTCY

If, as feared, NOVA goes bankrupt, under the government Wage Protection Fund, 80% of owed salaries are recoverable.

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Union demands industry reform.NOVA problems force union to reexamine its demands for change

From the October 2007 edition of the National Union Voice

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NOVA workers now have a new choice

From the National Union Voice On 30 September over 100 NOVA teachers and staff packed themselves into the small General Union offices in Temmabashi with similar numbers attending meetings over two days in Tokyo.

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Mass NOVA Meeting at GU, 30 September

On 30 September over 100 NOVA teachers and staff packed themselves into the small General Union offices in Temmabashi with similar numbers attending meetings over two days in Tokyo. The big question that everyone asked was whether NOVA was going to go under.

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Union members' complaint to the Labour Standards Office wins wage payment

Our claim at the Labour Standards Office over unpaid wages was very effective, and NOVA actually paid the wages. Yesterday, we were contacted by the Labour Standards Offices inspectors and were told that NOVA would pay all outstanding wages owed to teachers.

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OPEN NOVA MEETING FOR TEACHERS & STAFFSunday, 30 Sept. from 8:15pm at union office in Temmabashi

This is a letter which was posted to the Japan Times in regards to an article about NOVA printed on 25 September.

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Court rules English language school Nova billed student illegally

KYOTO -- English language conversation school operator Nova Co. illegally billed a student when it refused to refund her the full price she had paid for classes she didn't take, the Kyoto District Court ruled.

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Non-socialization Policy - another nail in the coffin

While Nova will never admit it, the "non-socialization policy" is dead.

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Is something changing at NOVA?

Collective bargaining at NOVA has always had a predictable trend: the union submits demands, the company agrees to meet, we meet, and NOVA says NO in a loud and clear voice.

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Nova to pay teacher over demotion

Nova Co. has agreed out of court to pay 400,000 yen to a former employee who sued the major chain of language schools after his allowance was cut due to his association with a female student, informed sources said Saturday.

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Nova to pay teacher over demotion 2

OSAKA (Kyodo) Nova Co. has agreed out of court to pay 400,000 yen to a former employee who sued the major chain of language schools after his allowance was cut due to his association with a female student, informed sources said Saturday.

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NOVA not enrolling foreign instructors on social insurance

(Translation of Asahi Shimbun report on Nova breaking Shakai Hoken Law)

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NOVA Socialization Policy Ruled Illegal

On 24 December 2004, judgment was passed at Osaka District Court in an unfair dismissal case brought against Nova by a General Union member.

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'No Sex Please, You're Teachers'

Nova teachers unhappy with rules, reports "I feel offended that anyone would tell me who I can or can't hang out with," says Brendan (not his real name), one of 6,000 foreign language instructors employed by Nova Corp. in Japan.

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Bar backs GU on NOVA's socialisation policy

Human Rights Committee judges NOVA's policy violation of human rights

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Osaka Bar Association urges NOVA to lift non-socialization policy

The Osaka Bar Association on Tuesday urged Osaka-based Nova Co foreign language school to lift a ban on foreign teachers dating students and to nullify past dismissals of teachers for breaking the rule.

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Osaka Bar Association Ruling Against NOVA Socialisation Policy

24 February 2004 NOVA Corporation Sadao Takanashi President, Osaka Bar Association

Letter of Recommendation

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Do you like the no-socialisation policy?

You deserve a better workplace. But what are you going to do about the way NOVA treats you?

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Teachers oppose Nova ban on interaction with students

OSAKA. A teacher and a former teacher at the Osaka-based Nova foreign-language school have sought the Osaka Bar Association's help in protecting their human rights, saying that Nova Co's ban on personal interaction between teachers and students is discriminatory.

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Nova's ban on dating violates rights

OSAKA (Kyodo) A teacher and former teacher of Nova Corp. filed a complaint Friday with the Osaka Bar Association claiming their human rights have been violated by the company's policy of banning dating between foreign teachers and students.

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NOVA teachers fight ban on associating with students

OSAKA -- Teachers at major English conversation school NOVA asked lawyers on Friday for help in fighting school rules banning them from associating with students.

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OSAKA BAR ASSOCIATION RULING (Drug testing)

"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."

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