Amazon tracks and penalises US workers for not spending enough time in the office

Tech companies are pushing back against remote work practices that became popular during the pandemic.
16 August 2023
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Amazon workers in the US are facing strict tracking and penalties for not spending enough time in the office, according to recent emails shared with employees. This move by tech companies is a pushback against the widespread work-from-home trend that emerged during the pandemic.

 Last week, some staff received alerts stating that they were not meeting the expectation of being in the office at least three days a week. The emails were discussed on the anonymous message board platform Blind. However, it seems that some employees received the email by mistake and were asked to clarify their attendance with HR.

Amazon is joining other companies, such as Apple and Twitter, in encouraging employees to return to the office. These measures have been met with backlash, with Amazon workers even staging a walkout in June to protest against the return-to-work policies. The recent email from Amazon has reportedly angered some employees.

Worker rights groups argue that forcing employees back to the office against their will only strengthens the labor movement in the tech industry. According to Ryan Gerety, the director of the Athena Coalition, Amazon's actions will only further motivate workers to organize and fight for their rights in the workplace.

- CyberBeat


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