Switzerland - Google attempts to shut down unionization meeting - October 31, 2019

A group of full-time Google employees in Zurich met to discuss unionization in defiance of their employer’s attempt to cancel the meeting. The tensions reflect Google’s growing struggles with employee discontent over workplace issues that go beyond just labour organizing. The company’s leadership tried to cancel the meeting and replace it with a company meeting on labour laws and workers’ rights. Despite this effort employees met anyway. This may be a sign of a growing voice among white-collar workers at tech companies.

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