Absences or lateness due to typhoon weather
The union has been asked about this issue. Over this week there was very heavy rain across Japan making travel in some areas dangerous due to the passing typhoons. The union believes that instructors shouldn't be penalised because of any lateness or absences due to this extreme weather.
Under Gaba's contract (section 6) instructors are allowed to cancel lessons "at any time." As for booked lessons, under section 6.3.3 and 6.3.4 instructors are allowed to cancel them "in the case of special and unavoidable circumstances". The union believes the bad weather, with some areas suffering substantial flooding, meets this standard. If you have any issues with this please feel free to contact the union. September 11, 2015