Nov 2, 2022

Apple store Glasgow workers unionise in UK first

Glasgow Apple store workers have become the first in the UK to secure official union recognition. Earlier this year, workers in the Maryland branch formed the first Apple retail union in the US. Glasgow's Buchanan Street Apple store staff previously said union recognition would be used to bid for higher wages. In June, after joining the GMB and filing for voluntary union recognition, workers at the store told the Glasgow Evening Times they earned about £12 an hour. Mr Slaven said Wednesday's union-recognition ballot result was "testament to the hard work of the activists and workers" in the store. The move comes amid increased unionisation efforts from workers worldwide at technology giants such as Activision Blizzard, Amazon and Google parent company Alphabet.

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