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Starbucks Is Paying All Workers for the Next 30 Days, Even If They Choose to Stay Home
Coffee chain Starbucks has announced that it will be paying all employees for the next 30 days, regardless of whether or not they actually show up to work.
This decision comes in the aftermath of an online petition, which urged the company to close all of its locations in order to keep workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company will offer catastrophe pay and access to mental health resources and childcare support for workers who do opt to keep coming into work.
Children as young as eight picked coffee beans on farms supplying Starbucks
Nespresso also named in TV exposé of labour scandal in Guatemala.
High street coffee shop giant Starbucks has been caught up in a child labour row after an investigation revealed that children under 13 were working on farms in Guatemala that supply the chain with its beans.
Starbucks worker says he was fired for union organizing and 'to create fear'
Gabriel Ocasio Mejias worked as a barista at Starbucks in Orlando international airport for two years before he was fired on 18 February, shortly after he emerged as one of the leading organizers to unionize his co-workers with labor union Unite Here.
US Companies suspended operations or instituted travel restrictions to China
Facebook is the first major U.S. technology company to ban all non-essential travel to the country. Other companies including Disney, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Ford Motor have either suspended operations or instituted travel restrictions there. Apple shares fell on Monday amid concerns that the company, which has high revenue exposure in China, would be hurt by any impact the coronavirus might have on consumer spending.