Germany -Amazon workers on strike again, renew invitation to negotiate -March 17, 2015

Strikes at Amazon Germany are going into their third year and continue to grow.

Strikes at online retailer Amazon are going into their third year and continue to grow in intensity. Strikes that started in Bad Hersfeld and Leipzig have now spread to Graben, Rheinberg, Werne and Koblenz, covering six of the company’s eight fulfilment centres. As reported repeatedly in this newsletter, Amazon has refused to apply to sector’s collective agreement and has been unwilling to enter into negotiations with trade union representatives.


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