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Google Employees Sign Petition, Calling CEO Pichai For Better Treatment During Layoffs

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Google Employees Sign Petition against CEO

Google Employees Sign Petition against CEO

As Google declared, it was layoff 12,000 jobs, and nearly 1,400 employees signed a petition at Alphabet requesting the company better treatment of workers during the layoff process. The petition was addressed to the CEO.


Workers at Alphabet’s Google requested Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai finer treatment during the layoff process. Based on a report, this comes after the company declared a workers reduction, affecting nearly 12,000 employees. 

In that petition, “Nowhere have workers’ voices adequately been considered, and we know that as workers, we are stronger together than alone. Our company has long touted its commitment to doing right by its users and workers, and these commitments will show Alphabet adhering to the final line of its Code of Conduct: Don’t Be Evil.”

Employees ask the company to stop new hiring during the layoff process and categorize the hiring process of laid-off employees. Google must also protect workers from countries undergoing humanitarian issues like Russia and Ukraine, not fire people on scheduled leaves, and prevent discrimination.

A group of workers supported by several unions, including the Alphabet Workers Union, United Tech and Allied Workers, and UNI Global, arranged the petition letter. After the layoffs were announced, employees started to talk about the petition through a Discord channel.

According to some of the workers who signed the petition, they are most anxious that the consultation processes have become a box-ticking exercise, which is essential as it is required by law in some countries. Despite this, employee feedback to management has yet to be considered.

The petition will go around for a few more days before the workers and labor groups present a physical copy to be directly sent to the CEO of Google, Pichai, at the company’s headquarters in California. 

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