German union urges Amazon workers to strike on “Black Friday”

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BERLIN, Nov 24 (Reuters) – The German labour union Verdi on Wednesday referred to as on staff to strike at three totally different Amazon (AMZN.O) areas to coincide with “Black Friday” low cost procuring on Nov. 26, as a part of a global marketing campaign in opposition to exploitation at retail teams.

Scheduled to start on Thursday night time, Verdi mentioned staff need to strike at Amazon’s delivery facilities in Rheinberg, Koblenz and Graben, Germany, – the corporate’s greatest market after the United States.

It mentioned additional motion was being ready at different areas.

The firm mentioned it sees no affect on clients from the motion. A spokesperson for Amazon in Germany mentioned the corporate provided wonderful pay, advantages and profession alternatives in a secure, fashionable working setting.

“The employees in our logistics network have already been receiving higher wages since the summer,” the spokesperson mentioned.

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Reporting by Riham Alkousaa
Editing by Madeline Chambers and Barbara Lewis

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