Strike and Nationwide Protest against Union-Busting at ELS-Berlitz in Sapporo

Demonstrators gathered in front of ELS-Berlitz schools in Sapporo, Fukuoka, and Tokyo last Saturday to protest dismissals of four union members at the Sapporo ELS-Berlitz school. Friends and students joined union members to hand out over 600 leaflets during a strike at the Sapporo school, while in Tokyo, Berlitz teachers and other union members called … Read more

National Union Voice

The Summer 2006 edition of the National Union Voice has just been published, with updates on our Berlitz and Nova Branches, as well as detailed information on your rights to Employee’s Health and Pension Insurance (Shakai Hoken), recent changes in National Health and Pension Insurance & social security treaties, and more.

Berlitz Tokyo Union Protests Pay Freeze

Across the Tokyo region, Berlitz language teachers are striking. Members of the Begunto Union, the Berlitz teachers’ union in the Tokyo region of Japan, are striking against management actions regarding a pay freeze and introduction of new work contracts they see as less than satisfactory.