Zomato CEO’s Move to Donate ESOP Proceeds a ‘Ploy’: Workers’ Union

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal’s move to donate all his employee stock option plan (ESOP) proceeds worth Rs. 700 crore to aid its delivery workers has been called “a ploy to divert attention” from the recent worker protests by a Telangana-based workers’ union. The union said it was an attempt by the executive “to save the […]

Amazon Facility Workers in New York Vote Against Unionisation

Workers at an Amazon facility in New York have roundly voted against unionization — dealing a setback to a burgeoning organised labour movement one month after a landmark win at a nearby warehouse. Sixty-two percent of workers at Amazon’s Staten Island facility opposed the union push, with 618 employees voting no and 380 in support, […]

Amazon Ends Paid COVID-19 Leave Policy for US workers

Giant online retailer Amazon.com will end its paid time-off policy for employees with COVID-19 from May 2, the company told US-based staff on Saturday. The change follows the availability of COVID-19 vaccines and revised guidance from the USA’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, it said. The US-based staff will now get five days of […]

Apple’s New York City Store Workers Want to Establish a Union

Workers at Apple’s Grand Central Station store announced Monday they are organising to establish a union, in what would be a first at one of the tech giant’s retail locations in the US. The effort, calling itself “Fruit Stand Workers United,” aims to garner signatures from at least 30 percent of the New York store, […]

Amazon Workers in New Jersey Facility File for Union Election

Amazon workers at a small facility in New Jersey have shown enough interest to hold a vote on unionizing, the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said on Monday. At least 60 of 200 workers from Amazon’s DNK5 depot in Bayonne, New Jersey, have submitted cards seeking to organize as part of Local 713 International Brotherhood of […]

Amazon Workers Sustained Half of US Warehouse Injuries in 2021

Nearly half of all recorded injuries in US warehouses last year occurred at Amazon, according to a report released Tuesday by a coalition of unions. The e-commerce giant has boomed during the pandemic with soaring home delivery demand, but has also faced criticism over workers’ conditions and its labour practices. “Amazon employed one-third of all […]

Activision to Convert Over Thousand Temporary Workers to Full-Time Roles

Activision Blizzard said on Thursday nearly 1,100 US-based temporary and contingent quality assurance workers of some divisions will be converted to full-time employees, starting July 1. The Call of Duty maker, which is being acquired by Microsoft for $68.7 billion (roughly Rs. 5,21,100 crore), said it will raise the minimum hourly wages for these employees – from the […]

It’s a Close Call: Amazon Workers Vote to Unionise in 2 US States

Amazon workers in Alabama appear to have rejected a union bid in a tight race, according to early results on Thursday. But outstanding challenged votes could change the outcome. In New York, union supporters have the edge in a count that will continue Friday morning. Warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, voted 993 to 875 against […]

Production At RINL Affected As 8,000 Workers Join Nationwide Strike

RINL’s operations were affected today as several workers did not report on duty New Delhi: Around 8,000 workers of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) did not report for work on Monday, affecting production at the company’s 7.5 million tonnes-steel plant in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. There are around 11,000 non-executive workers at the plant and out […]

Arm will reportedly lay off 15% of its workers following a failed Nvidia acquisition

Last month, Nvidia officially confirmed that its acquisition of Arm was being terminated due to complications with convincing regulators that the merger would not affect Arm’s free licensing model. Softbank (Japanese investment company and current owner of Arm) is on the hook for a $1.25 billion fee. Following the failed acquisition, The Telegraph reports that […]

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