Alibaba Fires 10 Staffers for Publicizing Sexual Assault Allegations

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has fired 10 employees after publicly sharing a female coworker’s statement that indicated her sexual assault accusations against a former supervisor of the company, Bloomberg reported on Monday. In an internal memo, Alibaba announced last week …

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Qantas Airways to Stand Down 2,500 Employees Due to COVID-19 Lockdown in Sydney

Qantas will stand down around 2,500 of its employees for about two months due to the extended COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney that affects air travel across Australia. The airline announced on Aug. 3 that the stand down will directly impact …

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Nissan UK Furloughs Workers Amid Chip Shortage

Nissan Motor has furloughed around 800 workers at its UK assembly plant due to the worsening global chip shortage. “We are adjusting production, and the number of workers daily, due to the semiconductor shortage. There were times when staff were …

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Volkswagen to Layoff at least 4000 in Germany

Volkswagen plans to cut as many as 4,000 of its workers at its plant in Germany, offering early an partial retirement for its older employees. Volkswagen made a statement earlier this morning that it would offer partial retirement plans for …

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More than 2 Million UK Workers Expect Massive Layoffs after Lockdown

Approximately 2.6 million British employees, or around eight percent of the UK’s workforce, said that they are expecting to lose their jobs in the following three months due to the persevering economic downturn caused by the pandemic crisis. A study …

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Protests Erupt at French Energy Giant Total’s Headquarters Over Expected Refinery Layoffs

Workers have held protests and stormed the Total S.E. Headquarters in France amid impending layoffs. “Total does not want our struggle to be heard, for the pickets to spread, and to pay for poverty and unemployment. After Grandpuits, who will …

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Delta Reaches Cost Reduction Deal with Unions, Southwest Announces Layoffs

Delta Air Lines has reached a deal with its pilots to implement pay cuts to avoid furloughs along with Southwest Airlines’ warning of massive layoffs, as both U.S. airlines attempt to implement deep cost-cutting plans to withstand one of the most painful recessions in aviation history.

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