Germany -Christmas strike at Amazon -December 21, 2014

Amazon refuses to apply the retail collective agreement, arguing that it considers its employees logistics workers and applying that (lower paid) collective agreement. The current strike targets Amazon in the busiest days of the year, as Christmas orders are at a peak.

Workers at Amazon have started the latest in a series of strikes, reported in this newsletter. Trade union Ver.di and American based parcel company Amazon have been involved in a conflict over application of the collective agreement. Amazon refuses to apply the retail collective agreement, arguing that it considers its employees logistics workers and applying that (lower paid) collective agreement. The current strike targets Amazon in the busiest days of the year, as Christmas orders are at a peak. Workers at three warehouses will extend their strike until Christmas Eve to increase pressure on the online retailer.

English: http://technology.canoe.ca/News ...

http://www.dw.de/amazon-workers-in-germany-to-stage-three-day-strike ...  

 

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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