Elon Musk and Twitter continue to deal with the day to day of the social network, which has been involved in a rather convulsed routine due to the changes that the new owner of the platform has made since he acquired it at the end of 2022.
Since then, the company’s employees have remained in uncertainty, since one of the billionaire’s constant moves to try to take care of his interests has to do with the reduction of personnel, for which the dismissal of hundreds of employees has been ordered and the closure of various offices around the world.
The most recent, indicates the agency Bloomberg, links to the Twitter offices in India, a country where it has a significant workforce and where employees will have to continue providing their services from their homes, Well, Musk asked that two of the three offices that operate in that country be closed.
As it became known, since Musk arrived at the company, more than 90% of Twitter employees in that country were fired, for which it is estimated that nearly 200 collaborators lost their jobs.
The offices that will cease to operate are those located in New Delhi and Bombaymain cities of India recognized for being economic and political centers, while the only one that will survive the demands of the also owner of Tesla and Space X is the located Bangalore.
The decision would be based on the fact that the Twitter workers located in that part of India are, for the most part, engineers, which is why these people would have been able to secure their jobs, at least for a while longer.
While this was going on, it was also reported that five Twitter employees who have already been laid off have filed a class action lawsuit against the company, alleging that they had not been given the period of notice of 60 days required by US federal and California state law, depending on the text of the claim.
The lawsuit alludes to the U.S. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which gives workers the right to receive advance notice in cases of mass layoffs or plant closures.
Tesla also lays off employees in the United States
Tesla fired dozens of employees at its Buffalo, New York State, plant after workers at the factory announced their intention to form a union, according to a complaint filed with the US National Labor Relations Administration.
In the document, to which he had access Bloombergthe United Workers union accused Tesla of illegally firing its employees “in retaliation for their union activism and to hinder such activism.” The union appealed to the agency to intervene and “prevent irreparable injury to workers’ rights resulting from Tesla’s wrongful conduct.”
According to Obreros Unidos, some of the fired employees have been involved in the union movement.including one who has been an active member of the organizing committee.
“This is a collective retaliation against the group of workers who launched the mobilizing effort,” said Jaz Brisack, one of the organizers.
However, Sara Costantino, a worker at the plant and a member of the promotional committee, asserted that the layoffs are encouraging workers to support the union. “They are trying to scare us, and I think that is backfiring them,” he explained.
Federal law prohibits taking action against employees who organize a union. Thus, in case of certifying the illegality of Tesla’s actions, The National Directorate of Labor Relations has the power to order the reinstatement of dismissed workers, who would be entitled to compensation. However, the agency could not award punitive damages against the company.