Tuesday August 4, 2020

Google Dublin ‘tells workers’ not to unionise

Siptu hears that temps, vendors and contractors working for the tech giant are ‘nervous’ about joining a union and have been told ‘don’t do that’ by managers

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

2nd June, 2019

Google workers in Dublin are being told not to join a union by their managers, Siptu has said.

More than half of the company’s global workforce is made up of temps, vendors and contractors, known as TVCs, according to reports in the US last week.

The treatment of these workers has been an ongoing issue for the tech giant and, in recent months, a number of outsourced workers in the company’s Dublin office...

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