We will not be intimidated by GABA!
Gaba negotiations, 2pm at our Osaka office tomorrow. If talks fail we will be taking a vote to launch an unfair labor practice case against the company. Preliminary permission has already been given but we want to make sure all members are on board.
We believe that under both the Constitution and the Trade Union Law, workers have the right to organise a union and that means distributing union materials - even on company premises.
Though we urge caution, case law also shows that union members even have the right to distribute materials during working hours, not just unpaid breaks times.
In a clear attempt at intimidation, Gaba has been issuing warnings to members who distribute union materials during their unpaid breaks. Members have even received warnings for handing out invitations to union events like Christmas parties and the company has even gone as far as threatening to fire a member.
Enough is Enough. We will not allow this intimidation to continue. The issue will be settled at the bargaining table, or we will sue to protect our rights to organise.