I was solicited by a woman senior union officer to become her successor, I thought it would be good to know and experience the union’s activities and viewpoints.
During these year I could experience lots of benefits for participating in the union activity. I made many friends through union activities and also the Trade Union experience has really broadened my outlook.
In my company, thanks to union, benefits on maternity protection have been improved, for example, childcare leave system has been introduced.
That’s why women who are not participating actively in a union I would say, "Why not come and join our activity for once?" It is a great thing for yourself to be able to influence the negotiation process to improve our working conditions and system!"
Tamami is Central Executive Committee Member of the Federation of Information and Communication Technology Service Workers of Japan and UNI Apro Women´s Committe President.