What is a workers rep?
Do you know what a workers' representative is?
A workers' representative is someone who is nominated and elected by employees in one workplace, to conclude agreements about overtime work, paid holidays, terms of despatch employment etc. according to the Labour Standards Law and other related laws.
In particular, if an employer wishes to enter into agreements about overtime work with its staff, these agreements must be made through negotiation with the workers' representative. Without Article 36 Agreements to allow overtime, such work is illegal.
Until now in Ritsumeikan there have been no free and fair election procedures for the election of a representative of all workers, including casual workers (part-time, contracted etc.) and foreign workers. This is the first Workers Representative election in Ritsumeikan.
Casual workers (part-time, contracted etc.) and foreign workers have the right to stand as candidates and to vote in this election, too.
WHEN'S THE ELECTION?
26 September - 6 October.
WHERE CAN I VOTE?
You can find the ballot box at your faculty or office.
HOW DO I VOTE?
When you vote you should write a circle ○ (check marks or other marks are not valid) at the candidate's name you support.
WHO'S STANDING IN THE ELECTION?
There are three candidates at Kinugasa Campus:
松井かおり Matsui Kaori
office staff at Faculty of Law, permanent contract, in-house union officer
堀雅晴 Hori Masaharu
teaching staff at Faculty of Law, permanent contract, independent
遠藤礼子 Endo Reiko
teaching staff at Faculty of Letters, contracted worker, General Union officer
Even if you don't read Kanji, you can distinguish the names by the number of letters (5 letters, 3 letters and 4 letters).