Google Offices Around The World Form Employee Unions

The union movement is spreading at search engine giant Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL).

Google employees around the world are forming a union alliance just weeks after workers at the company and other units of parent company Alphabet Inc. formed a labour union for its U.S. and Canadian employees.

UNI Global Union, that represents about 20 million workers worldwide, said on Monday that it has helped to form "Alpha Global," Google's union alliance that includes multiple countries such as the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Alpha Global will fight for the rights of full-time employees at Google and its parent company Alphabet, as well as temporary, vendor and contract workers, UNI Global said.

“The problems at Alphabet ... are not limited to any one country, and must be addressed on a global level,” UNI’s General Secretary Christy Hoffman said.

Neither Google or Alphabet have commented publicly on the formation of unions among its workers.

After years of protests over working conditions and business practices, 200 Google workers formed the "Alphabet Workers Union" in early January. A majority of employees now need to join the union for it to begin negotiating on their behalf.