Great East Japan Earthquake & UI ZENSEN Relief Activities ORGANIZATIONAL OUTLINE OF UI ZENSEN fig

1.FOUNDATION

On the 19th September 2002

2.NUMBER OF AFFILIATED UNIONS 

2,345 unions,61branches (as of September 2012)

3.MEMBERSHIP

1,162,917(as of September 2012)

MEMBERSHIP OF UI ZENSEN BY INDUSTRIAL DEPARTMENT
Industrial Department Male Female Total
Textile 24,850
(485)
22,278
(3,259)
47,128
(3,744)
Chemical 85,244
(345)
26,293
(1,094)
111,537
(1,439)
Commercial 190,939
(46,013)
352,652
(299,2851)
543,591
(345,298)
Food & Service 74,511
(25,858)
66,455
(52,521)
140,966
(78,379)
Living-related & Miscellaneous Industries 53,396
(3,325)
99,464
(79,691)
152,860
(93,016)
Department for Small -sized Unions 57,602
(1,514)
29,431
(5,424)
87,033
(6,938)
Craft / General (*) 21,533
(8,073)
58,244
(41,316)
79,777
(49,389)
“Union Mate” (Individually affiliated members) 19
(1)
6
(1)
25
(2)
Total 508,094
(95,614)
654,823
(482,591)
1,162,917
(578,205)
(as of September 2012)

Figures in ( ); part-time workers
(*) Nippon Careservice Craft Union (NCCU/Craft Union for nursing care workers), and Human Resource Service General Union (JSGU/General Union for dispatched workers)

4.SECRETARIAT

Headquarters: 8-16 Kudan-minami 4-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Prefectual Branch Offices: established in 47 prefectures
Sub-Branch Offices: established in 13 industrial centers

5.ORGANS

- National Statutory Convention (Once a year)
- Central Committee Meeting (Once a Year)
- Central Executive Committee Meeting (Once a month)
- Central Executive Standing Committee Meeting

6.HEADQUARTERS SECRETARIAT

- General Affairs Bureau
- Finance Bureau
- Organizing Bureau
- Consolidation and Education Bureau
- Gender Equality and Social Movement Bureau
- Labor Bureau
- Policy Bureau
- Publicity and Information Bureau
- Political Affairs Bureau
- International Affairs Bureau
- Welfare and Mutual Aid Bureau
- Central Education Center (Fraternity Hill)

7.AFFILIATION AND LINKS

- RENGO (Japanese Trade Union Confederation)
- ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation)
- IndustriALL - Registerd membership : 285,000
- UNI (Union Network International) -Registered membership:190,000
- IUF (International Union of Food and Allied Workers’ Associations)  -Registered membership:50,000
- BWI (Building and Wood Workers International) -Registered membership:10,300

8.EDUCATION

UI ZENSEN Education Center was built in 1976 in Okayama with a maximum accommodation capacity of 174 persons.  The total number of trainees received by the center yearly is 20,000 to 25,000 man-days.

9.POLITICAL AFFAIRS

Number of UI ZENSEN members in;

House of Representatives: 3
House of Councilors: 4
Local Assemblies: 106
  (as of September 2012)

10.PUBLICITY

- “UI ZENSEN Newspaper”
- “UI ZENSEN Compass”
- “Yu-ai (Fraternity)” Monthly Magazine