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Google Employees To Form Global Labor Union Alliance

Alpha Global was formed in coordination with UNI Global Union, a union federation that represents about 20 million workers globally.

Image: Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Source: Alphabet

(Reuters) – 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 Inc formed a labor union for U.S. and Canadian offices.

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.

“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.

Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva.

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Source: Reuters