Apple employees are resisting the company’s order to return to offices, saying it risks strangling diversity and wellbeing.
Group – called Apple Together – launched a petition asking for “flexible work placements”, saying work arrangements should be made between a worker and their “line manager”.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees in and around the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, that they should return to the office three days a week from September 5.
This will help maintain “the face-to-face collaboration that is so essential to our culture,” he said.
According to a report in the Financial Times, Apple Together said this “unified mandate from senior leadership” does not respect “many compelling reasons” why some employees are “happier and more productive.” ” when working outside of traditional arrangements.
The report says the petition is being circulated internally before it will be verified and sent the results to the moderators.
Sky News has requested a comment from Apple.
But many of these companies are now having a hard time getting these workers back into the office.