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TECH 02 Jun 2017 | 11:03 AM

Wal-Mart tests delivery of online packages by store workers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is testing a programme that allows store workers to deliver packages ordered on the store's website after they finish their shifts, as the retailer looks for ways to close the gap with rival Amazon.com Inc.

TECH 29 Nov 2016 | 6:30 AM

Deliveroo riders take legal action for workers’ rights

Riders for the British food courier service Deliveroo are taking legal action on Nov 28 to demand workers’ rights in a new challenge to the so-called gig economy.

TECH 10 Feb 2015 | 12:41 PM

Cheaper robots could replace more factory workers: study

The falling cost of industrial robots will allow manufacturers to use them to replace more factory workers over the next decade while lowering labour costs, according to new research.

Technology 12 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

MDeC aims for 10,000 more knowledge workers by 2016

The Knowledge Workers Development Centre received a RM27.3mil investment boost.

TECH 26 Jul 2019 | 2:30 AM

Google settles ‘age-discrimination’ class-action lawsuit with more than 200 US workers for US$11mil

Google has settled for US$11mil (RM45.26mil) a long-running class-action lawsuit claiming that it discriminated against hundreds of older workers by failing to hire them because of their age.

TECH 25 Feb 2019 | 5:41 AM

Microsoft workers demand it drop US$480mil US Army contract

Some Microsoft Corp employees on Friday demanded that the company cancel a US$480mil hardware contract to supply the US Army, with 94 workers signing a petition calling on the company to stop developing "any and all weapons technologies".

TECH 22 May 2018 | 6:30 AM

The Lucky 56: Xiaomi IPO to make dozens of workers millionaires

Eight years ago, before China’s Xiaomi Corp had sold a single smartphone, 56 of the earliest employees pulled together US$11mil (RM43.74mil) to invest in the startup. Rank-and-file workers dipped into savings and borrowed from parents. One receptionist tapped her dowry.

TECH 10 Nov 2017 | 11:43 AM

Uber loses UK appeal bid to overturn workers’ rights decision

Uber lost an appeal on Nov 10 to overturn a decision by a tribunal which said its drivers deserved workers' rights such as the minimum wage, in a blow to the taxi app as it also battles to keep its license in London.

TECH 12 Apr 2017 | 1:30 AM

Technology hits workers’ income share more than trade: IMF

The advance of technology is the biggest reason workers are earning a shrinking slice of the income pie, according to a new study by the International Monetary Fund.

Technology 22 Mar 2016 | 4:35 AM

Amazon German warehouse workers start fresh strike in pay row

Workers at an Amazon.com warehouse in Germany are starting a new round of strikes in an attempt to pressure the US online retailer to increase pay.