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Making Progress

but problems persist: disputes continue

Resolution for illegal employee representative elections at halfway point

The employee representative elections held at various universities and schools within Doshisha do not comply with the law. As a result of our efforts, significant progress has been made at at DISK and Doshisha Kori, although some issues remain. We will continue to fight for fair elections in line with the labor laws. Our progress marks significant headway.

In spite of this, unfair elections continue to be held at other schools. We challenge Doshisha Corp. make improvements at every workplace!

Two months on, still no response from Doshisha for collective bargaining

Collective bargaining with Doshisha Corporation was proposed in mid-February, but the response contained no negotiation date proposal. We have submitted a proposal instead, with a response deadline of May 7th. The issue of the delay in scheduling negotiations is likely to become one of the agenda items for the upcoming negotiations.

Efforts at DIA for rational and flexible working practices

The start of the new academic year sees members of General Union at Doshisha International Academy engaging in dialogue with various stakeholders to pursue rational and flexible working practices. Ideally, members would like to see “1,808 annual working hours, and 226 working days per year.”

General Union also aims to address the perplexing denial of promotions to its members, among other concerns.

Major challenge: University blocks UTC

Adjunct lecturers at Doshisha University and Doshisha Women’s College face unfair policies in place to avoid their conversion to Unlimited Term Contracts: the “10-year exception” and the “10-year employment limit.”

These teachers currently have no mechanism to obtain indefinite employment contracts. Breaking this cycle is essential for employment stability, and the General Union condemns such limits on employment.

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