Update on travel issues at Berlitz
Berlitz teachers will see improvements in working conditions related to travel time and costs starting next month. Labour management negotiations on this years' shunto demands concluded with a series of agreements guaranteeing that teachers will be paid the actual costs of transportation to and from work, as well as an increased allowance for travelling longer distance. Teachers will also have the right to refuse assignments over a certain distance from their base school.
A separate agreement allows the union president to use company equipment including fax machine and photocopier. Mr. Fukutake has yet to offer us rides in his airplane, but this is good for a start.