Germany - Amazon workers protest for better wages - November 30, 2017

Workers at Amazon distribution centres walked off the job during Black Friday, in a protest to demand better wages (see also the Italian news). A spokesperson for trade union Ver.di said approximately 2,500 workers were on strike at six different facilities. Ver.di has been pushing since 2013 for higher pay. According to the union Amazon employees receive lower wages than others in retail and mail-order jobs. Amazon insists that its distribution warehouses in Germany are logistics centres.  

Read on: in English …   An overview of the actions, in German …

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