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TECH 14 May 2019 | 5:53 AM

Facebook raises minimum wage for US contract workers to US$20/hr

Facebook Inc said on May 13 it was raising its minimum wage for all US contract workers, reacting to rising costs of living as it faces intense scrutiny over the treatment of ordinary employees and their pay.

Amazon 11 Oct 2018 | 7:50 AM

Amazon ponies up more money for warehouse workers after blowback

Amazon.com Inc is sweetening the pay for some of its long-time warehouse workers after employees criticised the loss of bonuses and stock awards as part of the company’s pledge to boost all wages to at least US$15 (RM62) an hour.

TECH 22 Dec 2017 | 1:10 PM

Amazon's Italian warehouse workers maintain overtime ban over Christmas

Workers at Amazon's main logistics hub in Italy vowed to continue with their work to rule in a dispute over pay and shift patterns, refusing to work overtime during the current peak season for making deliveries.

TECH 13 Oct 2017 | 6:00 AM

Amazon to hire 120,000 workers in the US for holiday season

Amazon.com Inc said it would hire 120,000 workers in the United States this holiday season, same as last year, as the online behemoth prepares for the holiday shopping frenzy.

TECH 24 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

No two-tier benefits: Amazon warehouse workers get same parental leave as corporate staff

When Elvira Lopez's son Javier was born in March 2016, the Amazon.com warehouse employee took advantage of a perk that few US hourly workers enjoy: She took 20 weeks of paid maternity leave, and after that, a six-week gradual ramp-up back to work.

TECH 11 Nov 2015 | 12:06 PM

‘Sharing economy’ firms urge safety net for workers

A coalition of “sharing economy” startups joined labour activists and others to endorse efforts for a “flexible safety net” for workers without traditional job protection.

TECH 21 Nov 2013 | 11:04 AM

Hundreds of Chinese Nokia workers protest at Microsoft deal

Workers outside the Nokia factory gates in China say they are battling to change the new contracts they were forced to sign.

TECH 27 Oct 2014 | 5:17 PM

German Amazon workers called to strike in pay dispute

Labour union Verdi has called on workers at online retailer Amazon to go on strike at five locations across Germany, as a row over pay and conditions continues.

TECH 07 Mar 2014 | 1:45 PM

IBM China workers strike over terms in US$2.3bil Lenovo deal

More than 1,000 workers at an IBM factory in southern China have gone on strike against the terms of their transfer to Chinese PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd caused by the US company's US$2.3bil (RM7.48bil) sale of its low-end server business.

TECH 03 Aug 2015 | 7:09 PM

Samsung Electronics to create fund for cancer-stricken workers, safety

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it will create a 100bil won (RM329.22mil) fund to compensate cancer-stricken workers and their families, and for efforts to prevention such diseases at its chip and display factories.