Union Protests Lecturer's Treatment

AN OSAKA LABOR union issued a formal protest against Kansai University on Friday for discriminatory treatment of a foreign lecturer. According to a document submitted by the Education Workers and Amalgamated Union Osaka to a labor standards inspection office, the university, based in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, employed David Agnew, a 36-year-old Canadian, as a special foreign language lecturer in April 1999. Under his contract, the limit of his tenure is three years, which may involve up to two renewals. However, special lecturers of Japanese nationality are not subject to such restrictions. Agnew asked the university to eliminate the restriction, but […]
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