Under the pressure of unionization, Apple is creating flexible work schedules for its retail employees.
The technology giant told 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.
Apple has not yet responded to requests for comment regarding these changes.
The company told Reuters that it would be increasing pay for its US workers to $22 per hour or even more, which is a whopping increase from the current rate.
Last year, a California-based company called The Cupertino, famous for its reticent culture, came under fire online for its working conditions from several current and former employees.
Since April, the fight for unionization at Apple’s Atlanta store has been going on, with employees appealing to conduct an election and become the first US location of this giant corporation to unionize.
Meanwhile, 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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