Tezukayama U and sudden class cancellations

Dec 13, 2011

 Teachers commit to these classes often months in advance while universities defend their right to cancel the class often paying the teacher only one or two months wages. Despite receiving the order from the Labour Standards Office about last year’s classes the university has still not amended its contracts and work rules to ensure that teachers are paid at least 60% of their wages for these classes, in line with the Labour Standard’s Law. However, the University did agree to pay another General Union member who subsequently has lost a class this year. Teachers at Tezukayama University need to get organised to protect their legal rights.