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Tech & Science Germany. Hundreds of Amazon workers on strike

19:20  29 june  2020
19:20  29 june  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Les salariés dénoncent des conditions de travail qui ne garantissent pas leur santé et leur sécurité (photo d’illustration). © MICHAELA REHLE / REUTERS Employees denounce working conditions that do not guarantee their health and safety (photo illustration).

Employees of the American giant Amazon are mobilizing again in Germany to demand better working conditions in the face of the coronavirus.

Several hundred German employees from the American online trading giant Amazon started a strike on Monday June 29 to demand better working conditions in the face of the coronavirus health crisis.

We call on employees of six centers of the online trading company Amazon Monday and Tuesday to go on strike , said the German union services Verdi, in a statement.

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We are increasing the pressure because Amazon has so far shown no openness and jeopardizes the health of employees, adds the union.

Protection of employees

The organization is asking the American giant to adopt an agreement to ensure better protection of the health and safety of workers in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

Verdi also calls on Amazon to recognize regional collective agreements for retail and mail order, which it has always refused to do.

According to local union representatives, between 400 and 450 people participated in the strike on Monday morning in a logistics center in western Germany, in Rheinberg.

Clutches were also planned in several other cities, including Werne, Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld and Koblenz, until Tuesday.

A fundamental movement

The Verdi union has been fighting for years to obtain better working conditions in Amazon logistics centers in the country, regularly criticized.

The health crisis, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, has amplified the protest movement, while the working conditions of group employees are regularly questioned.

According to the union, a recent outbreak of coronavirus in a logistics center, that of Bad Hersfeld, led to the infection of 30 to 40 people. Amazon employs 13,000 people in Germany.

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