Apple is reportedly delaying the return of staff to its offices for at least a month as the coronavirus continues to spread.
Workers were supposed to be back behind their desks three days a week from September, but that has now been pushed back to October at the earliest, according to Bloomberg.
Staff working at the iPhone maker’s retail stores are also being urged to resume wearing face coverings, the news agency added.
The independent contacted Apple for comment.
Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook faced backlash last month after sending a note to staff saying they would be invited to the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the option to work. remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays.
About 80 employees wrote to the boss to tell him they felt “unheard” and “actively ignored” at times during the pandemic.
“Messages like ‘we know many of you are eager to reconnect in person with your colleagues in the office’ without any message acknowledging that there are directly conflicting feelings among us are dismissive and crippling,” they said in the letter, adding: “It feels like there is a disconnect between the way the management team thinks about remote / flexible working and the experiences of many Apple employees.
At the time, Mr Cook said remote work could take place for up to two weeks a year for staff to be “closer to family and loved ones, find a change of scenery, handle unexpected trips or some other reason of your own “.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-21 18:22:10