Germany -Strike at Amazon warehouses extended again -June 03, 2014

Trade union Ver.di has called out strikes at more Amazon warehouses as the company continues to refuse to apply the correct collective agreement. In a long-running conflict that has seen dozens of strike actions, reported in this newsletter over the last years, Amazon pays its staff according to the collective agreement for logistics workers, whereas all other delivery services in the country correctly apply the collective agreement for retail and mail order workers.

Trade union Ver.di has called out strikes at more Amazon warehouses as the company continues to refuse to apply the correct collective agreement. In a long-running conflict that has seen dozens of strike actions, reported in this newsletter over the last years, Amazon pays its staff according to the collective agreement for logistics workers, whereas all other delivery services in the country correctly apply the collective agreement for retail and mail order workers. Last month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was chosen as the world’s worst boss in a poll by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), in which over 20,000 members selected him as the worst of nine CEOs that habitually abuse workers’ rights.

English: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/German-union-extends-strikes ...  

http://www.ituc-csi.org/amazon-s-jeff-bezos-wins-ituc ...  

 

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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