Spain - Amazon fires temporary workers that went on strike - April 30, 2018

In March over one thousand Madrid based Amazon workers went on strike with a two-day walkout demanding better pay and conditions. It was the country’s first ever strike at Amazon (see our March newsletter). Amazon announced that it has decided not to renew the contract of over 100 temporary workers at a logistics centre that participated in the strikes. Trade unions have condemned the dismissal of the workers and accused the company of victimizing workers striking for better working conditions. The largest union in the works council of the logistics centre of San Fernando de Henares (Madrid), has proposed in a meeting with unions in Italy, France and Germany to carry out a global strike involving all logistics centres of the multinational next July.

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