Autumn General Meeting & OPEN PUBLIC SEMINARS 秋季総会&公開セミナー

Aug 1, 2013

Sunday, 20 October, 2PM to 6PM・10月20日【日】
at L-Osaka map・地図 in Temmabashi・天満橋のエルおおさか

Branch Meetings 2:00 (depending on branch・各支部によって) to 3:45・支部会議

Many General Union branches hold their branch meeting on this day.
Branch meetings are all set to finish at 3:45 but will start any time from 2PM. Watch for an email letting you know what time your branch meetings starts.

Branch meetings on this day often include elections for branch officers and delegates to the union’s Annual General Meeting.

If you’re bringing along a guest for the open seminars your guest will be able to attend the branch meeting, but cannot vote AND may be asked to leave the room for short periods of time if sensitive branch issues are discussed, but probably not.

Seminar 1—What is a union? 4:00 to 4:45・組合とは何か

As the General Union has members from all over the world, sometimes we all have different ideas about what a union is, what a union can do, and how a union functions.

Aside from the differences based on country, all union functions on the basis of solidarity and strength.

Learn what a union can do for you and what you can do to support your colleagues and fellow union members.

ゼネラルユニオンと職場の権利 Q&A 5:00 to 5:45


Seminar 2a—New Worker Dispatch Law 5:00 to 5:45

As dispatch grows in Japan there is a lot of confusion around the rights of dispatch workers and also on the legality of dispatch workers working in different industries.

There are different types of dispatching allowed and employers that the General Union deals with often violate the different dispatch laws through either design or ignorance.

If you are a dispatched worker, find out how this new law may affect your rights to direct, more secure employment in the future.

Seminar 2b—Shakai Hoken (Health and Pension Insurance) 5:00 to 5:45

Did you know that all (well, mostly all) people in Japan over twenty years old have a duty to be enrolled in public health insurance? There are different kinds of insurance based on your status as a worker and many times the situation can be confusing.

Learn about your rights to be enrolled, the benefits involved, the pitfalls and dangers of non-enrollment, and what your employer’s duties are.

Will prove to be a very interesting seminar especially since the General Union is suing the Japanese government over the rights of all workers to be enrolled.

Seminar 2c—Worker Status 5:00 to 5:45

Many employers try to get around things like paid holidays, insurance, overtime pay, and other obligations under Japanese labour law by calling their workers subcontractors. Under Japanese law it’s not possible to just designate someone as a subcontractor and deprive them of their rights.

Find out what the General Union has done in regards to false subcontracting, and how you can be involved in making sure that your rights are protected by having your status as a worker firmly established.