08 December 2017

General Union Christmas Party

We'll be holding our Christmas/New Year Party. 
Please come and help us celebrate the end of a busy year with new friends and old.

Please RSVP so we can plan better http://bit.ly/UnionChristmas2017

All welcome - members, family & friends

Saturday, December 16 from 6:30pm

¥1500 for food. Drinks for sale.

General Union, Temmabashi Osaka Office

The food will be better than ever. We are changing things up and catering ourselves. Let's test out Simon's curry and see if it is better than his pork pies. That and more.

Please RSVP so we can plan better http://bit.ly/UnionChristmas2017

Dismissed? 30 Days Of Notice OR 30 Days Of Pay

We don't write about this subject quite so often anymore because most employers that the union deals with already know that if a company wants to (legally) dismiss someone, the employer must give the employee 30 days notice or 30 days of pay in lieu of notice. Read more.

"Five-Year Rule": Questions From The Union To The Labor Ministry

Recently, the General Union spoke with representatives from the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Labor (MHLW) in regards to the "Five-Year Limited-to-Unlimited Contract Conversion Rule" (henceforth referred to as the "five-year rule"). Read more.

Gaba And Coco Juku To Merge

Earlier this month, the Nikkei newspaper ran an article about an upcoming merger between Gaba and Coco Juku. These are both English conversation schools owned by Nichii Gakkan. Gaba was purchased by Nichii Gakkan in 2011, and Coco Juku was founded in 2012. Although both currently teach English to children and adults alike, Coco Juku has a focus on group lessons. Read more.

Sexual Harassment From Clients At Gaba Corporation

Sexual harassment from Gaba clients is an issue that the General Union has been concerned about for years now. We have raised it with Gaba both in negotiations and correspondence. Read more.

Kindai - Response To The General Union

Here is Kindai's response to our questions regarding compliance with the new Labor Contract Renewal Act and demands relating to demolition and rebuilding. Read more.