Switzerland: Workers accuse Google of repeatedly attempting to 'shut down' event on labour law & worker rights

Author: Ryan Gallagher, The Star Online, Published on: 22 October 2019

"Swiss Google employees defy managers, stage labour event", 22 October 2019

A few dozen Google employees...held an event...on labour law and worker rights that the...company's executives had repeatedly tried to shut down, according to four Google employees...

...In June, some of Google’s...employees in Zurich had tried to organise an event on workers’ rights... That event was cancelled at the request of Google’s Zurich leadership team, said the four employees...

The Zurich employees decided to reschedule the event for this week...But...Google’s site programme manager in Zurich wrote in a message to employees...that the company...would "prefer to host events on this topic on Google premises organised in partnership with us, so we’ll be cancelling this talk”...

...A Google spokeswoman, Jenn Kaiser, acknowledged the event in Zurich, but she declined to answer further questions...

...On Oct 21, the Zurich employees decided to proceed with their event, despite the leadership canceling it...

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Related companies: Google (part of Alphabet)