Japanese law says that even hourly paid teachers are entitled to paid annual leave. Leave can be used for holidays, and is often used to cover sick days. Depending on your length of service and the number of days worked per week, you would be entitled to between 1 and 20 days leave per year. Paid Leave Chart
WHY DON’T GABA TEACHERS RECEIVE PAID LEAVE?
GABA’s sub-contractor (itaku) system denies you paid annual leave and all the other benefits that regular employees expect. You have the right to expect:– Paid holidays – Unemployment insurance – Health and pension insurance – Set salary – Job security – Right to challenge unfair dismissals. – Right to negotiate with your employer as an equal.