This week unrest in the workforce continues with workers at Google signing a petition against the expense of returning to the office five-days a week and one in five workers saying they plan to change jobs in the next year in a global survey. Meanwhile, three thousand workers from sixty companies join the UK four-day work week trial.
What else matters this week?
Is Europe heading for an economic downturn? One business leader argues that war in Ukraine and the energy crisis have made a recession inevitable.
After the ups and downs of working through the pandemic, why are employees still afraid to discuss mental health at work?
Airbnb has announced it will stop operating in China as repeated Covid lockdowns have restricted tourism.
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#1. Google Maps workers say they cannot afford to return to the office
Google Maps contract employees in Washington State have signed a petition to keep working from home as some cannot afford the commute to the office. This comes amid wider efforts from Google to restore in-person work.
The Google Maps contract workers have been asked to be onsite five days a week from June onwards, while full-time Google employees are being asked to come in just three days. Those who signed the petition cited high gas prices in particular as a reason that it was too expensive to make the journey to work every day.
Read more at The New York Times.