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US News strikes in the online boom: "Amazon should pay"

23:05  27 november  2020
23:05  27 november  2020 Source:   de.euronews.com

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Some 2 500 Amazon workers in Germany started a three-day strike Thursday timed to disrupt the online retailer's "Black Friday" sales bonanza. "We estimate that around 2 500 people went on strike today, a higher number than in similar actions in the past and given the difficult circumstances caused

Amazon might be hiring thousands of workers to handle the surge in online shopping as people across the country are asked to stay home, but it has a very real "Despite that instruction to stay home with pay , he came onsite today, March 30, further putting the teams at risk," Amazon 's spokesperson said.

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"Make Amazon Pay" - "Get Amazon to pay" - with this slogan, unions - such as in Brussels - want to enforce higher wages for online retailers across Europe.

In Germany, too, the Verdi union wants to put additional pressure on with strikes lasting several days in the years of struggle for a collective agreement. Verdi called for work stoppages in seven German shipping centers around the high-turnover shopping day "Black Friday".

The main arguments of the campaign:

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"During the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon became a trillion dollar company and CEO Jeff Bezos was the one first in history to amass $ 200 billion in personal fortune.

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Amazon has been one ofthe big winners of the pandemic that's been reflected in the market cap of the company but also on the personal wealth of That was Andre Shear representative of the Verde Union andGermany carrying out a three day strike demanding more pay from Amazon and Anna.

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At the same time, Amazon warehouse workers risked their lives as "important workers," felt threatened and intimidated if they stood up for their rights to a fair wage. "

Oliver Roethig, European Union Federation UNI Europa:

"We need the support of governments around the world to make sure that Amazon pays. The EU and the EU Commission play a key role. That is why we are here. We want them to do so ensure that Amazon is really fair about wages, the environment and taxes in support of our societies. "

Axelle Van Wynsberghe. Association Progressive International:

" There are demos and strikes on 4 continents in many cities around the world. “

" BLACK FRIDAY "IN THE SIGHT

Around 2,500 Amazon employees in Germany started a three-day strike on Thursday to disrupt the online retailer's sales hype on" Black Friday ".

Amazon postpones Black Friday in France

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Verdi has been organising strikes at Amazon in Germany - the The U.S. retail giant has seen sales soar globally as restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus sent consumers online , making it Last week, Amazon bowed to government pressure in France to postpone its local Black Friday

The strike began on the night shift into Thursday and is due to last for three days. He speaks with Bloomberg's Maria Tadeo. Verdi called a strike over Black Friday, for Amazon workers at seven of the online retailer's locations around Germany. The strike began on the night shift into Thursday and

Amazon defended its policy and said it was offering" excellent "wages, benefits and career opportunities in a" modern, safe "work environment.

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At the same time, the company announced it would be giving away hundreds of millions of dollars in rewards for employees in the UK and US over the Christmas season after the online giant's sales soared during the pandemic.

This is a worldwide phenomenon as many consumers have shopped online because of the corona restrictions. That makes it difficult for many brick and mortar stores to compete.

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