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Left behind in English wars

01-03-2017 Hits:290 News Melanie Butler  - avatar Melanie Butler

Under attack from left-wing party Izquierda Unida (pic above), the Madrid regional government has released a torrent of information on their bilingual schools.

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By James McCrostie

Berlitz Japan’s four-year legal battle with unionised teachers ended on 27 December last year when management and union representatives signed an agreement to end the company’s lawsuit against the union.

In 2008 Berlitz Japan sued Begunto, the teachers’ union, and five teachers volunteering as union officers for ¥110 million (£776,000), claiming a teachers’ strike was illegal. In addition to dropping its suit, the company will award current union members a rise and the union a lump-sum bonus. The agreement prohibits the disclosure of financial details to anyone outside the union.

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