Nambu union website down,what`s going on ????

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Nambu union website down,what`s going on ????

Unread post by medway garage » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:51 am

I`ve just tried to access nambufwc.org/ only for a `this domain is for sale` message to appear, does anyone know what`s going on ?I read a message on the blog saying the union was no more [which I don`t believe], did they forget to renew the domain, quite a big thing to forget for a union ? Does anyone in the Nambu Union care to comment on this to put the record straight and stop internet gossip.

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Re: Nambu union website down,what`s going on ????

Unread post by Shawn » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:22 pm

Maybe they moved to a different domain or forgot to pay the bill?

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Re: Nambu union website down,what`s going on ????

Unread post by Shimano » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:34 pm

Don't suppose any of you tried a WHOIS on the domain?

If you did, we will have a trail to follow to find out what happened...

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Re: Nambu union website down,what`s going on ????

Unread post by inflames » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:31 am

novawhiz wrote: That's pretty interesting, would definately like to see interac get nailed for being so abusive to so many people.... Hope this puts a nail in their coffin
As much as I hate Interac (and, the head of the Osaka branch is the regional head for Aichi and Shizuoka branches too, and I really hate that fucker - he lectures everyone for like 2 hours on Japanese etiquette ["always apologize"], but he doesn't give a shit when the staff ignore it and are abusive towards instructors), I wish they would change their ways. All in all, for ALT companies, Interac isn't that bad. They pay a decent amount, it's just that the people and policies there are awful. It's kind of like Nova - they're big (in their industry) and crooked. Closing them down would only mean that 10 smaller, crappier companies take their place.

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Re: Nambu union website down,what`s going on ????

Unread post by Shimano » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:44 am

here's the whois info:

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Re: Nambu union website down,what`s going on ????

Unread post by Shimano » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:48 am

Used to be something called 'The Limes Consultancy", in Kent.

Based in a house by the same name, so no doubt a home business.

The site is now dead.

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Unread post by Shimano » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:51 am

Google...

Andrew Brouard

http://www.spoke.com/profiles/amb@theli ... ltancy.com

thelimeconsultancy.com is a dead URL (mail, and net access)

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Re: Nambu union website down,what`s going on ????

Unread post by Shimano » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:52 am

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Re: Nambu union website down,what`s going on ????

Unread post by murderer » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:01 pm

Berlitz site is down. Union is having trouble due to corruption in the union. I heard the union stewards were never really going to bat for anyone. Just using the strike to extort the company into giving them perks. Union membership went way down because of it. The mainstream teachers left the union because the radicals forced them out.

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Unread post by Gizmo » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:53 pm

The union was reformed(?) as the Zenkoku Ippan Tokyo General Union - you will find the Berlitz link on their website: http://tokyogeneralunion.org/

I heard they just won unemployment insurance for RCS teachers and full-time employment status for (Philippine National Bank) workers, but that's just a rumor. I'm not part of this union nor do I work for Berlitz.

"Congratulations to our sisters and brothers at PNB who tonight won an astonishing victory, concluding a massive three-year collective bargaining agreement.
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>> The accord, Tozen's first collective agreement, includes a 5% base-up pay increase this year, two further 3% hikes in 2011 and 2012, a grievance procedure system, and permanent employment for all union members."

I'm not quite sure where Berlitz stands in all this though - they aren't listed as one of the Tozen branches, and I'm not sure if Nambu still exists/its strength, etc. If someone is working for Berlitz and could shed some light on this it would be great.
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Unread post by JojoBizarro » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:37 am

Gizmo wrote:The union was reformed(?) as the Zenkoku Ippan Tokyo General Union - you will find the Berlitz link on their website: http://tokyogeneralunion.org/

I heard they just won unemployment insurance for RCS teachers and full-time employment status for (Philippine National Bank) workers, but that's just a rumor. I'm not part of this union nor do I work for Berlitz.

"Congratulations to our sisters and brothers at PNB who tonight won an astonishing victory, concluding a massive three-year collective bargaining agreement.
>>
>> The accord, Tozen's first collective agreement, includes a 5% base-up pay increase this year, two further 3% hikes in 2011 and 2012, a grievance procedure system, and permanent employment for all union members."

I'm not quite sure where Berlitz stands in all this though - they aren't listed as one of the Tozen branches, and I'm not sure if Nambu still exists/its strength, etc. If someone is working for Berlitz and could shed some light on this it would be great.
Nambu does still exist, yes, but it wasn’t reformed as Tozen. Tozen was originally Nambu’s Foreign Workers’ Caucus, but then it seceded from Nambu and now operates independently … and maybe a little bit too much so. Due to a shortage of staff and the lack of a federation backing it, Tozen has ended up throwing some members to the wolves when too many disputes arose.
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