I’m very fortunate to be speaking with Dennis Tesolat, who is the General Secretary of the General Union here in Japan. He’s going to tell us about some of your legal rights as a foreigner working in Japan, the university system, and some of the big legal cases that are changing Japan’s laws today. I hope you enjoy the conversation and please give Inside Japan a 5* rating on iTunes if you’re enjoying our fortnightly podcast.
Timestamps (check your podcast player or the YouTube show for links):
01:11 Is it worth joining a union?
03:05 My former employer won’t send me paperwork!
05:16 What to do when employers break the law
07:36 When do unions step in?
12:25 What’s wrong with the university job system in Japan?
16:07 Sponsored segment by JobsinJapan.com
16:36 The Union’s legal battles
19:56 Are bigger companies easier to negotiate with?
25:40 English teacher’s wages going down over time
27:51 Boards of Education in Japan
30:47 Bankruptcy of Nova
34:25 More info and Outro
This show is proudly sponsored by JobsinJapan.com!
For the best place on the internet to find your next job in Japan, go to JobsinJapan.com.