Germany - Amazon workers on strike in demand of collective agreement - June 1, 2019

Amazon workers were on strike this week, demanding a collective agreement that includes a living wage and safer jobs. Workers at warehouses in Rheinberg, Werne, Bad Hersfeld, Koblenz, and Leipzig have walked out off the job. Union Ver.di demands that the collective bargaining agreements in the retail sector finally be declared universally binding in order to reverse the dramatic erosion of collective bargaining. The strike was preceded by a gathering of Amazon workers from 16 countries. According to UNI Global Union the fight against Amazon’s corporate greed is one of the most important labour struggles in recent history.

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