Technology

Google workers to form global union alliance

Alpha Global – in a reference to Google's parent-company, is being formed in coordination with UNI Global Union

A sign is pictured outs a Google offcie near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., May 8, 2019. Photo: Reuters/Paresh Dave/File Photo
Ler em português
  • Alpha Global was formed in coordination with UNI Global Union, a union federation that represents about 20 million workers globally;
  • Workers understand that the problems at Alphabet are not limited to any one country.

Google employees from across the globe are forming a union alliance, weeks after more than 200 workers at the search engine giant and other units of parent company Alphabet formed a labor union for U.S. and Canadian offices.

READ ALSO: EU lawmakers want Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google CEOs at Feb. 1 hearing

Alpha Global was formed in coordination with UNI Global Union, a union federation that represents about 20 million workers globally, and includes unions from countries such as the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and the UK, UNI Global Union said.

READ ALSO: Google says to block search engine in Australia if forced to pay for news

“The problems at Alphabet – and created by Alphabet – are not limited to any one country, and must be addressed on a global level,” UNI’s General Secretary Christy Hoffman said.

Alphabet was not immediately available to comment.

Get the best insights about Latin America market in your inbox