I am from Australia, and have been working for Gaba since April 2006. I work in the Akasaka and Futakotamagawa Learning Studios. I have been a union member since November 2008, and I notified the company of my membership in November 2009.
I joined the union because I believe that we all deserve decent working conditions, and that workers acting together is the best way to achieve this.
I am from Jamaica and I've been with the company since 2003 and have worked at various learning studios. I, just as every instructor, would like to have improved working conditions, fair treatment for everyone and a healthy and rewarding relationship with the company. This can only happen through communication and being proactive.
Within the current framework, individual instructors cannot effectively represent themselves with the company. We are all in the same boat and whatever changes take place affect each and every one of us. The union is one of the main channels through which we can collectively effect a positive change, not only for ourselves but for all parties involved.
Eric (Executive Officer)
I am from the Philippines, and have been with Gaba since May 2006. I have worked in various Learning Studios in Kanagawa, mainly in Yokohama LS, but I now work in Omiya LS in Saitama.
I have been a union member since November 2010, and declared my membership in May 2012. I joined the union because we deserve better working conditions and for job security.