Wednesday, October 2nd, the Tokyo Labor Commission ruled that language school Shane Corp. committed unfair labor practices in issuing a warning letter to the president of Tozen Union’s Shane Workers Union and in reducing the class load of another member.
The commission also ordered the school to issue an official apology to the union.
An “unfair labor practice” is a violation of the Trade Union Act.
In the same verdict, the commission rejected the union’s other union-busting claims.
Ostensibly, the warning letter was for taking a paid holiday with less than two months notice, but the commission ruled that the real reason was union activity.
Both parties have two weeks to appeal.