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Amazon workers launch wave of Black Friday strikes and protests

Friday 23 November 2018

Amazon workers launch wave of Black Friday strikes and protests: “Next-day delivery should not mean a lifetime of pain for Amazon workers.” • Strikes and demonstrations hit in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK • Workers protest Amazon’s dangerous, high-pressure work culture and its aggressive anti-union actions Facing punishing performance targets, jobsite hazards, and anti-union hostility, Amazon…

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Joint ETF/UNI Europa statement on violence towards strikers at Amazon

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Whilst Amazon workers are on strike for decent conditions, police respond with violence. Online retailer Amazon has long faced accusations that its warehouses are bad places to work. Now workers are striking to demand change. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and UNI Europa express their solidarity with the Amazon workers on strike in Spain…

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Spanish strikers met with violence as Amazon’s “campaign of coercion” continues

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Peaceful picketers were met with police batons during the second day of a three-day strike at Amazon’s suburban Madrid fulfilment centre. According to media accounts, Spanish National Police officers in riot gear began charging striking workers at around 2:30 p.m yesterday. The police alleged that the strike was blocking traffic—a claim disputed by the Comisiones…

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UNI shows Amazon the red card

Wednesday 20 June 2018

The whole UNI World Congress, gathered in Liverpool, showed Amazon the red card for its operating model which is leading the race to the bottom. UNI Global Union’s new Deputy General Secretary, Alke Boessiger led the Congress in protest against Amazon’s anti-worker practices. UNI’s demands are clear: We demand that Amazon pays its fair share…

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