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They allege the search giant of terminated them for engaging in labor organizing.Google last month fired four employees for what it said were violations related to data security, according to a staff memo published by Bloomberg. The terminations came just days after approximately 200 Google workers and other supporters held a rally outside one of Google's San Francisco offices. The activists at the rally alleged that Google management was retaliating against employees for speaking out against the search giant.
The post from Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, an internal activist group that started in late 2018, includes comments from 357 named workers who slammed its work with the oil and gas industry, collaboration with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and warehouse conditions.
Amazon employees are responding to threats of termination for their climate advocacy by intentionally violating the company’s corporate communications policy . More than 340 workers criticized Amazon ’s contribution to climate change Sunday in a Medium post
More than 350 Amazon employees defied the company's corporate communications policy on Sunday, withcriticizing its contribution to climate change. The move comes weeks after workers alleged that Amazon for speaking out.
The post from Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, an internal activist group that started in late 2018, includes comments from 357 named workers who slammed its work with the oil and gas industry, collaboration with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and warehouse conditions. The Washington Post, a paper owned by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos,on the move.
Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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SNCF: new strike Friday at the call of the CGT
The CGT Cheminots has scheduled a new day of strike at SNCF Friday, the day of publication of the half-yearly financial results of the railway group, in particular to support strikers threatened with sanctions, management confirmed on Monday.
The union also called the rail workers to demonstrate Friday morning in Paris, near the Gare du Nord and the place of a meeting of the establishment committee of the Maintenance and Works branch which must examine the case of a striker in Nimes threatened of radiation (dismissal), said the CGT.
This militant of the CGT Cheminots passed last week in "disciplinary council in Lyon" for having held a lit torch "on the platform of the station of Nîmes, May 14", day of strike, explains the union in leaflets.
According to the CGT, the disciplinary council "validated the sanction requested by the establishment director of the Infralog" (logistics establishment of the infrastructure branch of the SNCF), that is to say "a pure dismissal and simple despite an empty folder ". "The repression does not take a vacation," denounced the union, which called to strike and demonstrate "against injustice".
A Rennes activist from SUD-Rail is for his part convened Tuesday in disciplinary council in Saint-Pierre-des-Corps (Indre-et-Loire), said his union. Management accuses him, according to SUD-Rail, of having "hindered the circulation of trains", on the sidelines of the May 1 demonstration in Rennes.
The CGT Cheminots will again be the only one to call a national strike on Friday, like last Thursday when its movement had only very slightly affected TER traffic. Only 3.17% of the railway workers had stopped working. The union also plans to demonstrate late Friday morning outside the SNCF headquarters in La Plaine-Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis), where the supervisory board of the public rail group will meet.
SNCF has already communicated internally the impact of the strike on its accounts for the first half: a total bill of 790 million euros, or more than 21 million euros for each of the 37 days of strike in spring (the March 22, then 18 two-day episodes from April to the end of June).
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