Poland - Is Amazon evading strong unions? - February 28, 2017

U.S. online retailer Amazon announced to open its fifth logistics centre in Poland this year. The company seeks to benefit from the country's relatively low wages and proximity to the German market. Observers see the opening of the new centre as a step to help insulate Amazon's business from the risk of frequent labour strikes in neighbouring Germany. Germany has seen many strikes with trade unions demanding a pay raise for the warehouse workers, in accordance with existing collective agreements. 

English: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-poland ...  

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