‘It’s a fraught moment’: Omicron puts brakes on US return-to-office plans

Employers are pausing efforts to call remote workers back in amid a renewed push for strikes and unionization.

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Large US companies are now pulling back on plans to return to in-person work in light of the Omicron variant’s rapid spread across America.

Employers planning to call remote workers back into the office in the new year are now pausing those efforts, and they are wary of setting new return dates only to push them back once again in the face of continued uncertainty and risks from the pandemic.

The pandemic is also driving changes in how in-person employees work, with a renewed push for strikes and unionization across several industries where workers have frequently faced long hours and unsafe conditions. Read more at the Guardian.

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