Thursday, December 11, 2008

Protest Against Revoking of Job Offers ~ Students Stand Up, Unionize

On Nov. 28, the National Union of General Workers Tokyo Tobu held a press conference at Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry for 53 university senior students whose job offers were revoked. (See photo) They were to start work at The Japan General Estate Co next spring. We announced to the press that some of the students joined the Tokyo Tobu and decided to resolve the case through collective bargaining with the company. The Tokyo Tobu and non-profit organization Labor Consultation Center have been receiving an increasing number of calls from university students about cancellation of job offers amid the global financial crisis. At the time jobs are unofficially offered, the relationship between labor and management is already established. Annulment of the offers without compensation should not be forgiven. The students who joined the Tokyo Tobu said they were able to encourage others who are experiencing the same struggle because they decided to stand up for their rights. (By Ari Sugano, Tokyo Tobu)


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