Tozen Shane Workers’ Union signs Labour Management Agreement with Shane Corp.

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

Court cases shine a light on Japan’s problem with paternity leave

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CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Japanese government wants to raise the number of fathers taking paternity leave from 2016’s 3 percent to 13 percent by 2020, but two recent court cases show how hard it can be for some fathers to take their legally mandated paternity leave — especially if difficult pregnancies complicate the situation before the child is born.

On paper, mothers and fathers are entitled to take child care leave (ikuji kyūka) at the same time for up to a year and receive two-thirds salary for the first six months and half salary for the second six months. However, eligibility depends on having worked for your current employer at least a year and expecting to be employed a year later.

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Shane Eikaiwa Issues

Shane Eikaiwa Issues シェーン英会話の問題 Are you unsatisfied with the relationship between teachers and Japanese school staff? Are school counsellors truthful to you about student feedback or do they obstruct you by making inept “improvement suggestions”? Does your school counsellor assign you very heavy schedules with only short breaks? Are you pressured to cover days at … Read more