EU Sources - Black Friday protests at Amazon - November 30, 2018

At the international Black Friday shopping event, hundreds of Amazon workers in Italy, Germany, Spain, and the UK staged mass walkouts under the slogan ‘we are not robots’. They organised industrial action to protest poor working conditions and low wages. More than 600 German workers at the company’s Bad Hersfeld facility walked out. In Spain 1800 workers planned a two-day strike Friday and Saturday. And about 500 workers in the United Kingdom demonstrated at five Amazon warehouses.

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