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US News Verdi calls for strikes at Amazon again

10:45  26 november  2020
10:45  26 november  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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Workers place a Verdi union placard reading ' strike ' outside the Amazon .de distribution centre in Bad Hersfeld September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach. FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Workers at German warehouses of online retailer Amazon .com took strike action again on Monday as labor

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Workers at German warehouses of online retailer Amazon .com took strike action again on Monday as labor union Verdi pressed its demands in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Verdi said in a statement it had called out workers to strike at distribution centers in

With strikes lasting several days at the online retailer Amazon, the Verdi union wants to put pressure on again in the year-long struggle for a collective agreement. Around the high-turnover shopping day "Black Friday", the union has called for work stoppages at seven German shipping centers.

Mit bundesweit mehrtägigen Streiks beim Online-Händler Amazon will die Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft Verdi erneut Druck machen in ihrem jahrelangen Kampf für einen Einzelhandels-Tarifvertrag. © Sebastian Willnow / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa With nationwide strikes that lasted several days at the online retailer Amazon, the service union Verdi wants to put pressure on in its long-term struggle for a retail collective agreement.

With the start of the night shift from Wednesday to Thursday, employees in Leipzig (Saxony), Bad Hersfeld (Hesse / two locations), Rheinberg, Werne (both North Rhine-Westphalia), Graben near Augsburg (Bavaria) and Koblenz (Rhineland-Palatinate) are for a three-day period A strike has been called, Verdi announced. The aim is the recognition of the collective agreements for the retail and mail order business by Amazon and the conclusion of a collective agreement for good and healthy work.

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Trade union Verdi called on workers at seven German Amazon warehouses to go on a three-day strike that will coincide with "Black Friday" discount shopping Verdi has been organising strikes at Amazon in Germany - the company's biggest market after the United States - since 2013, most

Trade union Verdi called on workers at seven German Amazon warehouses to go on a three-day strike that will coincide with "Black Friday" discount shopping Verdi has been organising strikes at Amazon in Germany - the company's biggest market after the United States - since 2013, most

At Amazon, it has always been said about similar campaigns in the past that customers would not notice anything. Parcels arrive on time, the majority of the employees take care of customer orders as usual. With a view to the new Verdi protests, an Amazon spokesman said the teams are currently “focusing on getting the packages to the customer”. The campaigns in the past would not have had any impact on customer deliveries.

According to Verdi representatives, some of the employees stayed at home at the affected locations. Due to the corona pandemic, strikers did not even come to the factory premises. In view of the number of infections, "silent strikes" have been agreed. According to Verdi, car parades were also planned. Figures on the strike participants at the locations were initially not available.

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Trade union Verdi called for workers at a key Amazon logistics center in Germany to go on strike over the " Verdi wants to use the high-turnover days before Christmas to raise the pressure for collective wage bargaining at Amazon ," the union said in a statement on Sunday, saying that staff

German trade union Verdi called on workers at two Amazon logistic centres to strike on Monday, part of a long-running campaign for better Verdi has organized frequent strikes at Amazon in Germany since 2013 to press demands for the retailer to raise pay for warehouse workers in accordance with


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Since May 2013 there have been repeated strikes at Amazon in Germany - without any tangible results in the stuck conflict. Verdi regularly calls for work stoppages - for example during Christmas business or on bargain days like “Black Friday” and “Cyber ​​Monday”. The union demands that collective bargaining be opened. Amazon rejects this with the argument that the company offers payment at the upper end of the industry standard in logistics, and that there are career opportunities and many extras.

For years, the required collective wage agreement and living wages have been rejected, criticized Verdi representative Orhan Akman: “At the same time, the company is making the coronavirus pandemic,“ Black Friday ”,“ Cyber ​​Monday ”and Christmas business with the richest man in the world at the top huge additional billions in profits. " According to its own information,

Amazon operates 15 logistics centers at 14 locations with around 16,000 permanent employees. The company of the US billionaire Jeff Bezos has multiplied its number of employees in recent years. There are disputes with trade unions not only in Germany. The company rejects collective agreements on principle. According to various asset estimates, Bezos is considered the richest person in the world.

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