Go to any GABA orientation and they're quick to point out to you the freedom of picking your own working hours and choosing your own holidays. They don't underline the clear fact that even though you can pick your own schedule (as part timers do in any job) they have no obligation to you to provide lessons or pay during that time. In fact your open schedule allows GABA to sell a wide range of lesson availability to students without having to pay for this drawing card.
There are a lot of things that you aren't told in a GABA interview, especially about your rights as a worker in Japan. Click in the links below to find out WHAT YOU'RE MISSING OUT ON!
For more information on what teachers at other companies enjoy, click here for a brief outline of industry wide working conditions.
- Paid Holidays
- Unemployment Insurance
- Health and Pension Insurance
- How do your conditions compare?
- Protection again arbitrary dismissal.
- Overtime & Rest Days
Right to join a unionIn December 2009, the Labor Commission ruled that Gaba instructors have the right to join and organize as a union. Read what this means.