martedì 18 settembre 2007

Second Strike

Primo sciopero virtuale o no, di sicuro questo rappresenta una novità nel panorama della rivendicazione dei diritti dei lavoratori. Tutto in ignlese, pazientate per foto e traduzione. Intanto vi riporto il comunicato:

We want to bring to your attention a virtual strike RSU (Rappresentenza Sindacale Unitaria), UNI (Union Network International) and others are organising to take place in September, in Second Life, to protest against the newest frustration of internal agreements with IBM.
The idea for the strike originated with IBM Italy, but is reaching towards a global alliance. Below you find some qoutes and links for further info, or come to one of the inworld info/distribution places, also listed below.

O, anche:
"During the talks to renew IBM’s Italian internal collective agreement, the works council, supported by the majority of IBM Italy employees, asked for a small salary increase. IBM responded by cancelling their "productive results benefit", resulting in a loss of €1000 per year for each employee. 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."

It seems that the reasons for this first virtual strike are related to the renew of the internal agreement. While IBM is one of the company with major profits, its employees are receiving very few fruits of this big mountain of money.
The internal climate is below all the IT industries (taking advantages for the famous IBM's competitor: HP), and the drop that overflowed the glass is the long and inconclusive negotiation for the internal agreement. While the works council, supported by the majority of IBM Italy employees, was asking for a small salary increase, IBM responded with the complete suppression of the "productive results benefit", with a loss for a single employee of €1000 per year. For a company that wants to lead the corporate social responsibility, this is really too much."

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