On August 9th 2019, Tokyo High Court ruled that Japan College of Foreign Languages interfered with union leafleting in June and October of 2013, violating trade union law and the constitutional rights of Tozen Union members.
Police from four prefectures are cracking down on unionized drivers of concrete mixer trucks.
They have arrested 85 members of Kansai Namakon Union, indicting 50 of them. Ten remain in jail, including the executive president and vice president who have been locked up for nearly a year despite not even being present where the alleged crimes took place.
Welcoming in the Reiwa era and the new President of Shane, Ishitani Yuya, Shane Workers’ Union are pleased to sign a Labour Management Agreement in what is hoped to be a new phase of improved relations between the Union and the Company. The agreement guarantees the working conditions of union members and agrees to use … Read more
広がる国際連帯！〜小さな島国の大労組から大きな島国の小労組への招待状 アイスランドの労働組合「エフリング」から東ゼン労組が正式に招かれる Read all about it! An article in http://www.labornetjp.org features Tozen Union, detailing how our comrades in the Iceland Efling union recently invited us to their country.
Tozen Union would like to welcome Berlitz General Union Tokyo (Begunto), who recently voted to join us. Begunto has a long, illustrious history as a fighting union going back a quarter century. It is an honor to count them now among our ranks. If you work for Berlitz and have any questions at … Read more
On March 27, 2019, five teachers unfairly dismissed from Simul International, a Benesse group company, sued in Tokyo District Court to win their jobs back. A day later on March 28th they demonstrated with Rengo Tokyo in front of Simul Headquarters.
Tozen President, Hifumi Okunuki and Chief Financial Officer, Louis Carlet travelled to Iceland in March to show solidarity with Efling trade union. Interviewed by Iceland’s Channel 2 news, the article from Visir, the Icelandic newspaper says – Hifumi Okunuki, president of the Japanese trade union, Tozen, traveled from Tokyo to show solidarity to those who … Read more
Kolbeinn Tumi Daðason skrifar 8. mars 2019 11:32
Hifumi Okunuki, forseti japanska verkalýðsfélagsins Tozen, ferðaðist frá Tókýó til að sýna þeim sem fara í verkfall á Íslandi samstöðu. Hún segir innflytjendur í Japan glíma við sambærileg vandamál og á Íslandi.
„Þetta er magnað og fjölmennt verkfall hér á Íslandi. Okkur fannst mikilvægt að verða vitni að þessu,“ sagði Okunuki en túlkur þýddi orð hennar jafnóðum úr japönsku yfir á ensku í viðtali við Heimi Má Pétursson.
Innflytjendur í Japan glími einnig við erfiðleika. Þau telja vandamálin þar svipuð þeim hérna.
„Við flugum níu þúsund kílómetra til að sýna Eflingu samstöðu.“