Germany - Strikes at Amazon warehouses up to Christmas - December 31, 2015

Workers at warehouses of U.S. online retailer Amazon.com were called out on a new strike by trade union Verdi as part of a long-running dispute over pay and working conditions. Verdi said in a statement that workers at six of the nine Amazon warehouses were joining the strike, which will run until 24 December at four of the company’s centres. Verdi has organised frequent strikes at Amazon since May 2013 as it seeks to force the retailer to raise pay for warehouse workers in accordance with collective bargaining agreements in the mail order and retail industry. Amazon has repeatedly rejected the union demands, saying it regards warehouse staff as logistics workers.

English: http://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews … 

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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