UTU represents both part-time and full-time university teachers in the Tokyo area. Our aims are:
- to maintain and improve the working conditions of our members
- to offer solidarity to fellow trade unionists in Japan and overseas
- to challenge discrimination based on ethnicity, age, gender or sexual orientation
- to work towards the creation of working environments in which professionalism and quality education are promoted
(If you work in the Kansai region or southern Japan, click here for help.)
Are Your Working Conditions Fair? Find out about labour law:
Basic Guide for Foreign Workers and list of
Labour Bureaus with Foreign Workers' Consultation Services
Download the Tokyo Foreign Workers' Handbook for information about:
- Labour Contracts (including the application of Labour Laws and Regulations to foreign nationals, the principles of labour contracts, and rules of employment)
- Wages (including the guarantee of wages, minimum wages, and annual salary system)
- Working Hours, Holidays and Annual Leave (including legal working hours and holidays, annual paid leave, maternity leave, and child care leave)
- Resignation and Dismissal
Are you on a fixed-term contract?
Download UTU's Guide to Fixed-Term Contract Renewal in Japan.