We must deal a blow to the arrogance of Abe's LDP-Komeito administration!
It was unimaginable just one month ago, they have forced a dissolution of the House of Representatives and a general election. Even most of the mass media are calling it a "dissolution without a cause", but after a commotion where even some voices from within the LDP called the move meaningless, the election schedule has been set for the hectic year-end season. There are many rumored reasons for this.
Think you're getting a pay rise? Think again!
Berlitz Japan is trying to convince teachers that they will win with the company's new contract offering, but union members don't believe this! Union members are still locked in negotiations with the company to protect and improve working conditions.
Stagnant working conditions at Nova have seen our branch become more active and we have recently submitted demands to the company for collective bargaining in early December. Pass on the news to your colleagues. And also ask them to take our survey at bit.ly/novasurvey
A labor standards office in Ishikawa Prefecture took an unusual move to determine that the suicide of an English-language instructor was caused by the extra work she was forced to do at home.
The woman had sent e-mails to colleagues and acquaintances lamenting the extra work. She also wept in phone calls to her father about her workload.