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Kusunoki Launches an Appeal

Down but not out, ex-GEOS president Tsuneo Kusunoki has launched an immediate appeal against the bankruptcy procedures.

According to the Sankei shimbun, Kusunoki claims that there was no need to file for bankruptcy and that it amounted to an abuse of authority as the board was not unanimous in its decision.

You will recall that at the press conference on the 21st, a GEOS lawyer explained that the procedure was entirely legal. Kusunoki challenges this assertion claiming that the court allowed the bankruptcy to proceed without asking any questions and that this is a violation of the constitution which protects against such perfunctory procedures.

Comment: Get out the popcorn! Kusunoki's appeal is called 即時抗告(そくじこうこく sokujikoukoku) in Japanese. From what I can glean about it from the Supreme Court website, this appeal is filed within 2 weeks of the initial ruling when the defendant disagrees with the ruling. I don't know what this kind of appeal would be called in the West. Clearly, Kusunoki would like his company back.

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Ok, I know I'm just a dumb gaijin but I getting a bit lost here. I'm an ex GEOS teacher... or I thought I was. I have a letter thats states I have been dismissed because GEOS is bankrupt. I was also asked to sign a G-Education contract that refers to GEOS as "the bankrupt company".
So what is the real story, ... is GEOS bankrupt or do I still have a valid contract?
If GEOS isn't bankrupt then we cant the official paperwork to claim lost wages and unemployment.
Deos anybody have a clue whats actually going on?

It's very simple; 30+ years of running a large company, surrounded by yes-men and never ever being questioned by anyone ever has unhinged the stupid bastard who is now completely detached from reality. He's been ousted and has lost any control that he once had. But being the mad old git that he is, he's unable to accept that his life's work is not only worthless but has been leaking money like a Saudi on a gap year for a decade or more. This is his last hurrah. Nothing will come of this and he'll eventually slope off somewhere to die once newspapers realise that this is a non-story.

Ok, I know I'm just a dumb gaijin but I getting a bit lost here. I'm an ex GEOS teacher... or I thought I was. I have a letter thats states I have been dismissed because GEOS is bankrupt. I was also asked to sign a G-Education contract that refers to GEOS as "the bankrupt company".
So what is the real story, ... is GEOS bankrupt or do I still have a valid contract?
If GEOS isn't bankrupt then we cant the official paperwork to claim lost wages and unemployment.
Deos anybody have a clue whats actually going on?

I actually have no idea what is going on but I would suggest that you're in the perfect job. Crack open another beer - it is golden week after all.

I am in the same boat....
i am so disgusted by all the articles that only talk about the students and Kusonoki (<---I know that is misspelled, but in japanese it says what he's always been, a "shit tree") .....nobody cares about the teachers owed money and how we are about to go bankrupt.....Sure I've got new jobs, but they don't pay this months rent and bills!!
Simply put, FUCK YOU GEOS and GCOM
You have fucked a lot of lives and yet Gcom execs still have the nerve to say to the papers things like this:

"This time, we raised our hand (to rescue Geos) at an early time," he said. "If it was a week later, it would have been more chaotic." <-----I have never encountered so much pure evil and disgusting human beings than in the last few weeks of my life.

@21.04 Wouldn't worry too much about the contract. It was only until July anyway!

New contract...my friend was offered 220,000 yen a month from after July...will all the ex Geos teachers be asked to work for this salary? How many will settle for this?

What happened to 250k being the minimum wage for humanities visa holders? I know Interac and the like skirted around this by taking a cut for actually placing the dispatched employee but is it even legal to offer less than 250? Or have I got the wrong end of the stick here?

That requirement was quietly dispensed with back in 2004 or 2005 I think.

Previous to that, old NOVA used to start all 'full time' teachers out on 40 lesson/week contracts. After the requirements changed, suddenly there were all these 34, 37, etc. lesson/week contracts around.

Remember, the government is always looking out to protect the rights of employees. Oh, wait, no, that's not true....

Geos is bankrupt. Therefore, you are released from employment by Geos. Your dismissal from Geos and your employment with G-Comm are two completely different monsters.

You are entitled to unemployment benefits immediately upon receiving your rishokuhyoushou (whenever that is), which should list the reason for dismissal as "bankruptcy."

G-Comm is essentially honoring the remainder of the contract Geos would have hired you for, but I have to emphasize that you are NOT working for Geos.

Soon he wil learn that this is "not allowded!"...what a git

I say it is good new Kusunoki is trying to fight it. Maybe he can muck things up some and further destroy what is left of Geos. That will leave a little less for the G comm vultures to gobble up and regurgitate into something that will make the old Geos look like Disneyland.

Does anyone know if G comm has been able to sign up many new students at their Nova schools or it is mostly the holdovers from the old days?

Again? This is the 7th time, how about some new Info. Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The warning about G-Comm is duly noted (for the 7th time) and appreciated. Yes, anyone who signs up with G-Comm should be aware that they are probably 100% focused on profit (shock, horror, a business putting profit over people!), and their 'rescue' of GEOS is more like a pack of hyenas 'rescuing' a poor injured antelope. However, this is all still just speculation, and it all boils down to one thing: be prepared for anything. I hope things improve for us all soon.

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