Germany -Strike action at Amazon continued -June 19, 2013

Over the past month, hundreds of workers at two of Amazon's eight distribution centre locations have gone on strike four times, demanding higher pay and other benefits, including paid vacation and extra overtime pay, standard provisions in collective agreements. Trade union ver.di said some 600 workers joined the strike action at the Internet retailer's facility in Bad Hersfeld in the central state of Hessen, with another 300 in action in the eastern city of Leipzig. Union officials said Amazon should expect further action until a deal was reached. The dispute reflects the company’s aggressive pricing strategy, combined with no respect for the usual consultations with employee representatives on works councils and trade unions.

English: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB ...

http://www.dw.de/german-workers-at-amazon-retailer-resume-strike-action ...

 

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