A report by Bloomberg News says that Apple is looking to create flexible work schedules for its retail employees amid pressure toward unionization.
The tech firm announced to its staff at a few stores that schedule changes will be enforced in the months to come, according to the reports quoting employees. The changes will increase the minimum time between shifts to 12 hours from 10 hours.
Some media networks have asked Apple for comments on the matter but didn’t get an immediate response from the giant.
The company stated in an interview with Reuters last week that they will be increasing their US worker’s compensation to $22 per hour or even more.
Last year, a California-based company called The Cupertino, famous for its reticent culture, received backlash online for its working conditions from several current and former employees.
In April, Apple’s Atlanta store employees applied to conduct a union election and sought recognition as the first-ever US location of their company in order to establish labor activism.
On the other hand, Microsoft announced on Thursday that it would not oppose unionization attempts by its workers because it acknowledges their legal right to decide to form or join a union.
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