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Attention Former Nova Teachers

This comes via allblacks in the forums who quotes a reliable source:

All ex nova employees who received part of their unpaid wages after the bankruptcy (most of you should have received 80% of what was owed to you). The trustees are in the process of organizing a further payment of part of the remaining unpaid amount. If you have changed your address since the last payment you will need to contact the trustees and inform them.

It sounds like former teachers could be receiving the remainder of their unpaid wages. Hopefully I can update this with something more concrete in the near future.

UPDATE 8/20. A reader provides this memo:

Nova trustee memo

Japan: 

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Really??! Well im part of that group! Unfortunately I dont have the Trustees' contact details now, they're back home in Canada. If anybody still has them readily available, can you please post them? Cheers!

Oh man I so hope this is correct. I too lost their contact info :-(

Attention to Jinji Kanri, the Office of the Trustees in Bankruptcy, Bankrupt Company Nova Corporation
Nishi Temma Asahi Bldg. 2F 10-14 Nishi Temma 1 cho-me, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi 530-0047
Fax: 06-6360-6766

That's the last address I had...

Will this be available to ex-Novas who have moved back to their country?
I remember the first reimbursements being cut by quite a bit for such people.

Was 60% of the unpaid wages. A 20% "we hate you because you moved back" tax was applied :P

Nova is still going strong. The Union tried to bring it down, but the pink bunny is still here, doing its thing, and making everyone very happy. If you want to be paid by Nova, then work for them, and collect your money. When you buy some nails at the hardware shop, you get a bag of nails, to take home, and use. When you buy a Union Membership, you get........stories about being represented. You can't measure it, you can't hang on to it, you can't rely on it. If I buy a hamburger, I like to get the hamburger, not the suggestion I will be protected if I do not get my hamburger. Beware of Unions.

"If you want to be paid by Nova, then work for them, and collect your money".

You forgot the fine print: "Unless the directors decide to retrofit their offices with Jacuzzis, we may have to withhold some of your pay."

Nova is still going strong.

Really? A lot of Japanese people don't even know NOVA re-opened again.

The Union tried to bring it down, but the pink bunny is still here, doing its thing, and making everyone very happy.

Nozomu SaruFucker, his minions and those inbred bedwetters in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry brought NOVA down all by themselves without any help from a tiny bunch of losers calling themselves a union. And everyone's very happy? Not the ex-students who reply with streams of abuse whenever anyone from G.com/NOVA calls them up. Nor the people paying for shit lessons, shit teachers and shit textbooks. Piss off and come back when you actually know what you're talking about.

If you want to be paid by Nova, then work for them, and collect your money.

WTF? Isn't that the point. Employees working for NOVA didn't receive their salaries back in '07.

Is there an email address for the Board of Trustees?

I remember being shocked that I received anything, this would be well appreciated. Please post any further info.

This is probably just a ploy to find any former NOVA teachers overstaying their visas and no longer living in their NOVA apartments.

Does anybody know how to find out whether this is legit? and how to claim if you are back in your home countries?

Hello everyone.

I am currently an American Elementary school teacher working in Arizona. I was working for Nova in 2007 when it went bust. My father-in-law owns a seafood processing company in Hakodate. After some coxing by my wife, he has agreed to help us try and get to the bottom of this. He has faxed the Trustees our address and bank account information here, as well as my wife's account information in Japan. I will share any information we acquire here. I don't know if what we learn will apply to everyone since laws about international bank transfers vary from country to country. Anyway, our faxes were sent last week, so I'll post again as soon as I know something.

Cheers.

Just got a packet from the trustees.. Looks like were getting a payment in December.. Not sure if its the full amount or not... (its worded kinda funny)... but it looks promising.

I thought this was a hoax, so I never contacted the address above, but recently I received a letter from them. The letter comprised of information and a form that needs to be sent back to them by November 10th, 2010. If you haven't received news from them and want to get some of your money back then I would probably get in touch with them.
ps. For those living abroad, there was an option for the money to be paid into a foreign account.

Yah got the package today too. We will be getting 20% of the claim that we have against the bankrupt NOVA corporation. Quite a surprise since I thought it was just someone making things up. A lot better than 0 and it says the 1st payment, we can only hope that is the start of receiving everything that is owed to us.

I am in the States right now. About a month ago, I randomly went on here and saw the uploaded document from the trustees. There wasn't much hubbub (comments) around it, so I pretty much dismissed it. Then just the other day, I received a facebook message about it from one of my friends in Japan. Furthermore, another one of my friends facebook statused about it today. So I figured it really had to be true.

Since I'm now abroad, does anyone know if I have to fax the Trustees again, in order to receive the documents package? My address is still the same from the first compensation two years ago.

Also, I may be answering my own question by asking if those now abroad have to pay the 20% foreigners tax again.

This was a union success in getting the hardworking teachers their extra 20%. You should now all take this money and pay your overdue union dues.

We had a union? Of this I was not aware. And where the heck were they in 2007 when I was getting evicted without 3 months pay?

I just received an email last night from the Bankrupt Company Nova Corporation Trustee Office with the subject line:

Re: Request to submit the documents required for the overseas remittance

They are asking for a copy of a bank statment and passport. I'm just wondering are people sending this information in? Since we had already written down all the info they require for the transfer on the forms they provided and also, why didn't they ask us to send in that information along with our forms?

I'm just wondering if this is all legit and have people sent in this additional info?

Thanks.

Hey, people I know have faxed their details and received packets.... I faxed my new address oct 19th and again this week but am yet to receive anything..... Am getting a little nervous as I heard there is a deadline. Does anyone have a phone number or email address? Or know if there is such a deadline? I have even considered making a day-trip to Osaka if I need to.... Thanks in advance for any info

Has anybody received, or know of someone who has received, any money for the latest repayments of wages? I submitted all relevant paperwork near end of October but have heard nothing.

Has anybody received, or know of someone who has received, any money for the latest repayments of wages? I submitted all relevant paperwork near end of October but have heard nothing.
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I don't think we will hear anything until December 16th, if I remember the trustees' letter correctly.

dec 12th is the date!!

Legit. I got the first installment transferred into my account today (about US$1,043).

Have u received anymore instalments or do u know wen theyre paying the next one???

Ta

Same question as above. is there really another installment? or was it worded incorrectly on the translated letter we all received back in Oct-November 2010?

Thanks!

As far as I know, the trustees haven't sent out any new information, but a second installment would have to rely on there being any money left over after the first payments we received last year.

I think there's also a priority to how to pay out the left over money from Nova's liquidation... maybe something like (1) remaining unpaid salaries (2) remaining bills (i.e. when Nova failed to pay rent monies to the buildings where their schools were, or other "direct" company expenses) (3) company debt incurred by indirect means (i.e. Nova apartment rents that were not paid, or things that were "not directly related to" the running of the branch) (4) then finally severence pay, if there is anything left over (severence because Nova basically fired all employees so that the bills wouldn't keep piling up).

I'm sure there's a few things I've missed in this list, and this is not an official statement from anyone (it's just my best guess)... there's also taxes (probably taken out before unpaid salaries) and refunds for students (I heard somewhere that this is really, really low on the priority list... like dead last, perhaps). Anyway, don't be surprised if we never hear from the trustees again... in my opinion, we were lucky to get anything back at all.

As far as I know, the trustees haven't sent out any new information, but a second installment would have to rely on there being any money left over after the first payments we received last year.

The letter says there may be more money available to settle a few more outstanding debts once some court cases have been wrapped up and, I guess, certain parties being bled dry of all their cash. No idea how that'll turn out though.

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