Amazon Workers in Germany will Strike Again

German trade union Verdi called on Sunday afternoon on workers at a German warehouse to strike for the second time in just one week in order to disrupt the processing of orders following the “Black Friday” discount shopping sales on November 27th.

German trade union Verdi called on Sunday afternoon on workers at a German warehouse to strike for the second time in just one week in order to disrupt the processing of orders following the “Black Friday” discount shopping sales on November 27th.

Verdi said that scheduled to begin on Monday’s night shift and finish at the end of Tuesday’s late shift, the strike follows on from a three-day walkout that took place between Thursday and Saturday last week, in which more than 500 employees took part.

In a statement, the trade union argued that the fact that Amazon has seen sales soar globally has strengthened the case for higher wages, adding workers were not sufficiently protected against the spread of the COVID-19.

Verdi has been organizing strikes at Amazon in Germany since the year 2013, along with other unions hoping to force the e-commerce company to recognize collective bargaining agreements that apply to retail employees at other companies.

An Amazon spokesman said last month that the US retail giant offered “excellent” salaries, with benefits and working conditions compared with other major employers.


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