#WorkerRights

9 April.Bessemer, AL, USA
Activists and political leaders supported the union drive, citing concerns over a high-pressure environment. (Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • The National Labor Relations Board officials counted more than 1,608 "no"
  • A total of 3,215 ballots were cast
  • Amazon contended that a majority did not want a union

3 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressing a press conference in New Delhi. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Several media houses had reported on MHA's letter to the Punjab government
  • According to them, the MHA said migrant labourers from Bihar and UP were exploited and drugged in Punjab
  • MHA on Saturday termed the reporting regarding the issue as "misleading" 

29 March
Germany is Amazon's second largest market in the world after the US. (Photo Credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The union said the sites in Rheinberg, Werne, Koblenz, Leipzig and two other locations have unofficially agreed to the talks
  • Amazon in Germany has found itself embroiled in longstanding battles over better pay and work conditions since 2013
  • The e-commerce giant said that during its previous strikes, about 90% employees went about their tasks in a usual manner

17 March.London, UK
Uber had argued that requiring drivers to be classified as employees would leave jobs only for a small fraction of its drivers. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Uber said its drivers would also get holiday pay and a pension
  • This comes as a massive change in the business model of a company
  • The British Supreme Court ruled last month that Uber's drivers are entitled to worker's rights