Google’s global workforce to form a union alliance

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Google employees from throughout the world are forming a marriage alliance, weeks after employees at the search engine giant along with other units of parent firm Alphabet formed a labor union for US and Canadian offices.

UNI Global Union, which represents approximately 20 million employees globally, said on Monday that it had helped build Alpha Global, Google’s union alliance that includes employees from multiple nations, including the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and the UK.

Alpha Global will fight for the rights of full-time Alphabet workers in addition to temporary, seller and contract employees, UNI Global stated.

PROBLEMS AT ALPHABET?

“The problems at Alphabet… are not limited to any one country, and must be addressed on a global level,” UNI’s General Secretary Christy Hoffman said.

Alphabet did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Following years of protests over working conditions and company practices, 200 Google workers formed Alphabet Workers Union, what is known as a “minority union,” in early January.

Under US labour legislation, Alphabet can ignore the union’s requirements until a majority of workers support it.

The team at Platform Executive hope you have enjoyed the ‘Google’s global workforce to form a union alliance‘ article. Translation from English to other languages via Google Cloud Translation. Initial reporting via our official content partners at Thomson Reuters. Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru. Editing by Anil D’Silva and Shounak Dasgupta.

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