Amazon: Call for strike actions on today’s Black Friday

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Employees at its facilities Amazon around the world, including the US, Germany and France, is expected to go on strike today’s Black Fridayone of the busiest days of the year, asking better wages.

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A global call for strike action formulated by the initiative Make Amazon Paywhich has announced planned strikes in more than 30 countries around the world.

The German trade union Verdi has announced that strikes are planned at 10 Amazon fulfillment centers in Germany.

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According to the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency, the labor union is asking the company to recognize collective bargaining agreements for the retail and mail order sector and appealed for a further collective agreement for good and healthy working conditions.

An Amazon representative in Germany did not immediately comment on the requests when contacted by Reuters.

It is the first time that Amazon has had an international day of strikesays Monica Di Silvestre, the representative of Amazon workers in the Verdi union.

“This is very important because a large global company like Amazon cannot be dealt with only at a local, regional or national level,” he added.

Source: News Beast

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