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Google fired 28 workers who protested Israeli government cloud contract

<p>Google has fired 28 employees involved in protests against the company's &quot;Project Nimbus&quot; cloud contract with the Israeli government, according to an internal memo seen by <a data-i13n="cpos:1;pos:1" href="https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/17/24133700/google-fires-28-employees-protest-israel-cloud-contract">The Verge[/url]. That follows the arrest and suspension of nine employees on April 16 and a <a data-i13n="cpos:2;pos:1" href="https://www.engadget.com/google-fires-engineer-who-protested-at-a-company-sponsored-israeli-tech-conference-090430890.html">previous firing[/url] related to the same project last month.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Some of the fired workers were forcibly removed after occupying the office of Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian. Google head of global security Chris Rackow said that the company &quot;will not tolerate&quot; such incidences and warned that the company could take further action.&nbsp;</p>
<span id="end-legacy-contents"></span><p>&quot;If you’re one of the few who are tempted to think we’re going to overlook conduct that violates our policies, think again,&quot; he told employees in a letter. &quot;The company takes this extremely seriously, and we will continue to apply our longstanding policies to take action against disruptive behavior — up to and including termination.&quot;</p>
<p>Behavior like this has no place in our workplace and we will not tolerate it. It clearly violates multiple policies that all employees must adhere to — including our Code of Conduct and Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Standards of Conduct, and Workplace Concerns.</p>

<p>However, workers in the &quot;No Tech for Apartheid&quot; group organizing the protests called the dismissals &quot;a flagrant act of retaliation.&quot; It added that the Google saying protests largely involve people not working at the company is &quot;insulting,&quot; adding that the push to drop Project Nimbus is supported by &quot;thousands&quot; of their colleagues.&nbsp;</p>
<p>&quot;In the three years that we have been organizing against Project Nimbus, we have yet to hear from a single executive about our concerns,” it wrote in a <a data-i13n="cpos:3;pos:1" href="https://medium.com/@notechforapartheid/statement-from-google-workers-with-the-no-tech-for-apartheid-campaign-on-googles-indiscriminate-28ba4c9b7ce8">Medium[/url] post. &quot;Google workers have the right to peacefully protest about terms and conditions of our labor. These firings were clearly retaliatory.”</p>This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/google-fired-28-workers-who-protested-israeli-government-cloud-contract-084444878.html?src=rss

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