Union sues International Buddhist/Shitennoji University

Dec 20, 2021

On Friday, 17 a General Union member filed a suit at the Osaka District Court regarding their employment at Shitennoji University.

The member has taught at the University for nine years, and even though they were on an unlimited term contract, the University unilaterally terminated the member’s employment when they turned 67. The official reason was: retirement is set at 65.

One would laugh at this ridiculous reason if it wasn’t such a terrible blow to our member’s livelihood.

The member, with the support of the union, is now suing for the confirmation of employment, all unpaid wages, and for the dismissal to be withdrawn.