FORWARDING. ARUDOU DEBITO IN TOKYO
From: Nick Wood, President, NUGW Tokyo Nambu UTU
Dear Arudou Debito,
We would be grateful if you would consider adding the announcement below to your regular mailing.
I will be honest, there is some debate over the Japanese wording of the petition. UTU opposes the strategy of outsourcing, a strategy that is being used to cut jobs and wages. This, apparently, can not be easily translated into Japanese, and there is concern that the petition might be construed as an attack on despatch workers. This is most definitely not the case.
NUGW Tokyo Nambu’s Executive approved the petition last night, and we hope you can give it your support. The due date for collection is July 1, 2007
Best wishes… Nick Wood
“Stop Outsourcing – Job Security for All” Petition
The University Teachers Union has launched a “Stop Outsourcing – Job Security for All” petition and is seeking the support of individuals, organizations and unions in Japan.
The petition, which will be submitted in early July, aims to highlight the threat of outsourcing to educational standards at universities, the threat of outsourcing to the job security of university teachers, and the general threat posed by the strategy of outsourcing to the living standards and job security of all workers – both Japanese and foreign.
Download the petition at http://www.utu-japan.org
The petition reads:
内閣総理大臣 安倍 晋三 殿
STOP OUTSOURCING! JOB SECURITY FOR ALL!
To Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:
Outsourcing is destroying job security. Agency workers are needed to fill temporary vacancies, but outsourcing is being used by employers to cut jobs, cut wages and cut benefits. We all have a right to secure employment. Stop outsourcing our jobs now!
University Teachers Union says: Some universities are trying to cut costs by using agency teachers and dismissing experienced instructors. Outsourcing threatens our job security and educational standards. Stop outsourcing now!