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Spanish Labour Inspectorate take action on Amazon’s bogus self-employment

Friday 16 October 2020

Amazon has been found to be breaking labour law in Spain. The country’s labour inspectorate found that Amazon had been pushing over 4000 people who work as delivery drivers for ‘Amazon Flex’ into bogus self-employment. The ruling requires Amazon to pay over €6 million in unpaid Social Security contributions that it had been evading by…

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German Amazon workers strike on Prime Day, as concerns over anti-union tactics grow

Tuesday 13 October 2020

As Amazon faces intense scrutiny from EU lawmakers, unions and the public over spying of labour activists, its workers in Germany—members of the union ver.di—are responding with a strike on Prime Day in the cities of Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne, Graben and Koblenz in what´s long-running struggle for better pay, working conditions and respect. ver.di members struck over the summer after workers…

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MEPs demand answers from Amazon for spying on workers

Wednesday 7 October 2020

A Europe-wide demand that Amazon stop spying on workers is echoing within the halls of power in the EU. Today, 37 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) sent a letter to the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos calling for urgent action, days after European labour unions urged EU authorities to investigate the company for what they…

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Amazon’s spying on EU workers just tip of iceberg

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Read the full opinion piece here. Amazon is leading an assault on workers’ rights in Europe. It uses big data and surveillance to crush efforts by workers to improve their conditions. It’s actions deserve special attention. While it is among the most rotten, Amazon is not the only bad apple. Corporations are increasingly using digital…

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Coalition of unions calls on EU Commission to investigate Amazon’s spying

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Image credit: Frederic Legrand – COMEO / Shutterstock.com European trade union leaders representing over 12 million workers signed a letter today urging the European Commission to “open an investigation into Amazon’s potentially illegal activities against Amazon workers in Europe.” The effort comes on the heels of the tech giant’s recently exposed spying on workers for lawful union activities in Europe. “Amazon’s plans to…

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