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TECH 28 Aug 2018 | 10:30 AM

'We are totally happy,' say paid Amazon workers on Twitter

Amazon is taking an out-of-the box approach to answering its critics – paying workers to be "ambassadors" and tweet full-time about how satisfied they were at their jobs.

TECH 18 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Retail workers union opposes Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which represents retail workers, sent a letter to antitrust enforcers warning about the dangers of Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods both to workers and consumers.

TECH 23 Mar 2017 | 11:20 AM

Needy expat workers get new phones as Singapore moves to scrap 2G

A Singapore migrant welfare group has started distributing 3G-enabled mobile phones to cash-strapped foreign workers days before the city-state shuts down its 2G network.

TECH 14 Apr 2016 | 4:30 AM

About 40,000 unionised Verizon workers walk off the job

Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers walked off the job on Wednesday in one of the largest US strikes in recent years after contract talks hit an impasse.

TECH 21 Mar 2019 | 1:30 AM

Billionaire has a new goal for his 17,000 workers: learn to code

Less than a decade after stunning workers at his Japanese tech giant with an edict to learn English, billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani wants to do the same with computer programming.

TECH 28 Jan 2019 | 1:30 AM

Google, other tech cafeteria workers asked to sign mandatory arbitration agreements

As Google employees urge their company and others to end forced arbitration, the tech giant's cafeteria workers are being asked to sign mandatory arbitration agreements.

TECH 24 Nov 2017 | 6:43 AM

Workers at Amazon's main Italian hub, German warehouses strike on Black Friday

Workers at Amazon's main distribution hub in Italy are planning their first ever strike for Friday.

TECH 01 Mar 2019 | 4:47 AM

Google workers support proposed US laws to curb mandatory arbitration

Six Google employees on Feb 28 joined US lawmakers to support bills that would ban mandatory arbitration in employment and consumer contracts, as the workers seek to build on recent success in getting the Alphabet Inc company to drop some arbitration provisions.

TECH 15 Feb 2019 | 9:00 AM

Facebook taps user data to defend workers from threat

Facebook gathers intelligence from its platform to identify people who threaten the firm or its workers, the social network said in response to media reports of the security tactic.

TECH 21 Dec 2017 | 5:35 AM

Facebook ads that let employers target younger workers focus of US lawsuit

Several US employers engaged in age discrimination by placing recruitment ads on Facebook targeting younger workers.