January, 2016: Labour Issues for Language Teachers

Yokohama Chapter

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 January 2016 - 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Speaker: 
Gerome Rothman
Speaker: 
Louis Carlet

Date: January 17 (Sunday)
Time: 1pm-16:30pm
Location: Yokohama Youth Centre, under Kannai Hall
Details: The presenters will talk about the advantages of being a member of a union, the legal rights and obligations of employees under Japanese law, and give examples and cases from their experience as organisers to illustrate the issues, including the five-year contract rule. There will be a question and answer session at the end.

Bio: Tozen Union (Zenkoku Ippan Tokyo General Union) is a multiethnic, multicultural, nationwide labor union based in Tokyo. Members hail from over 15 countries working in a diverse range of workplaces including language education, financial services, and industrial warehousing and shipping. Tozen is a democratic organization dedicated to improving the working conditions of its members. Gerome Rothman is Field Director and an Organizer at Tozen Union, while Louis Carlet is general secretary and founder.

Location: 
Kannai Hall, close to JR Kannai on the Negishi line
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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