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Italian IBM Workers Launch Virtual Strike

070926_ibmvirtualstrike.jpgDuring the talks to renew IBM’s Italian internal collective agreement, an employee group asked for a salary increase, prompting IBM to cancel their “productive results benefit”, resulting in a loss of more than $1300 / year per employee. This prompted a majority of IBM Italy employees to vote to strike in Second Life for the month of September. With the help of the Union Network International (UNI), the employee group is organizing what seems to be the world’s first-ever virtual strike. The 9,000 workers are asking the nearly 9 million residents of Second Life to join their strike online. Per the stike organizers, “For a company that wants to lead in corporate social responsibility, this is unacceptable. “RSU (Rappresentenza Sindacale Unitaria) decided to organise the first virtual strike ever in Second Life with the help of UNI (Union Network International). It is time for IBM, a company with one of the highest profits, to share some of the fruits with its workforce.” Image source: > Continue.

News selected by Covalence | Country: Italy, Second Life | Company: IBM | Source: IBM Eye

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