Google's Temporary Workers To Receive $15 minimum Wage And Parental Leave

Following the recent protest related to improving the benefits for non-employee workforce, Google has now promised to provide a minimum wage of $15, 12 weeks of parental leave and a health care coverage.

Google’s employee network is massive. It even consists of temporary staff, vendors, and contract workers, who were supplied to the team by third-parties and had to bear the difference in the number of benefits previously when compared to the full-time official employees. This led to a dispute where outsourced workers were asking for better conditions. After considering the reasonableness of the demands proposed, it is reported that around 900 employees have signed an update agreement for temporary employees.

In the official statement, Google has stated that there will be a compulsion on companies who provide temporary and vendor staff to offer healthcare benefits and a minimum of eight paid days of sick leave. Extended workers will now be paid a minimum wage of $15 per hour along with an offer of using $5,000 per year in tuition reimbursement.

Although Google plans to incorporate the changes in wage before the end of this year and health care benefits by 2022, The Tech Workers Coalition, who brought together all the non-employee workforce, expressed their rage on Twitter, as they believe that workers can’t wait for years to pay rent, see doctors and care for their families.

In an open letter to Sundar Pichai last week, the extended workforce also claimed that despite of doing the same work as full-time employees, Google failed to provide the standard benefits. So now, they are once again eyeing on Google to implement the changes with immediate effect.

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Photo: Google Blog.
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