Ailing NOVA under pressure to pay teachers’ delayed wages

A labor union will ask a governmental labor inspection office to demand troubled English school NOVA pay its teachers their delayed wages.

NOVA started to delay paying wages to its Japanese staff members in late July, and has been late paying its foreign teachers since Sept. 14, General Union officials said.

[Tokyo Nambu’s sister union] the General Union in Osaka will formally ask the Osaka Chuo Labor Standard Inspection Office on Thursday to demand NOVA pay delayed salaries.

The union recently sent a letter to the president of NOVA and asked him to promptly pay staff wages. The letter demanded a reply by Sept. 26, but the company told the union to wait until Oct. 5 for an answer.