January, 2016: Labour Issues for Language Teachers
Date: January 17 (Sunday)
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.