The Labor Ministry has sought a response from e-commerce company Amazon on retrenchment of workers in India. Amazon plans to reduce the number of workers on the global label. For this, the company has offered Voluntary Separation Program (VSP) to a large number of workers in India.
The Labor Ministry has served a notice to Amazon’s unit in India on a complaint against the company by the Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES). NITES alleges that company The retrenchment is illegal and unethical. Amazon has about one lakh workers in the country. NITES said it has received complaints from Amazon workers that the company is forcing them to voluntarily resign. For this he has also been sent to VSP. In the complaint given to the ministry, it has been said that the retrenchment being done by the company is in violation of the Industrial Disputes Act.
The company plans to cut around 10,000 jobs in total. These will include retail and human resources divisions. Many companies in the technology sector have laid off in the last few weeks. These include Facebook and Twitter. Amazon executive Dave Limp told in a blog post last week that the company has decided to reduce the size of its devices unit. He had said, “We are facing an uncertain macro economic situation. We have focused more in the last few months on the areas that are most important to our customers and business.”
Amazon has about three lakh workers globally and about three percent of these can be laid off. Voice assistant Alexa is one of the top-selling Amazon devices. However, company founder Jeff Bezos says that these devices are sold at a discount and the price is sometimes less than the cost. Recently, Bezos told that he is a major part of his wealth of billions of dollars. charity Planning to give for. Bezos, the world’s fourth-richest person, is estimated to have a net worth of over $124 billion. Out of his donation, a large amount will be spent on efforts to deal with climate change.