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Amazon workers strike as brazen Bezos soaks up award

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Today Amazon workers in Germany and Italy are walking off the job to demand dignity, a living wage and recognition for their union on the same day that CEO Jeff Bezos is to receive an award recognising innovation. The Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be honoured today by the Axel Springer digital publishing house under…

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Amazon cannot escape collective bargaining

Thursday 1 February 2018

Amazon has again been engaging in unlawful salary practices, according to French unions.  Amazon’s management has been attempting to misclassify and, therefore, wrongly remunerate its staff. France’s Commerce sector trade unions, as well as employers’ organisations, have voted unanimously to call on Amazon to respect collective agreements, which define the right of employees, especially regarding their remuneration…

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UNI’s UK affiliate GMB scores major victory against Amazon firm as shortchanged workers get back £20,000

Wednesday 17 January 2018

UK affiliate GMB has scored another groundbreaking victory against national logistics company, UK Express, for workers delivering for Amazon. UKXD has agreed to settle claims at 100% rather than risk court hearings and further claims. GMB brought claims asserting that like Uber, Hermes and other drivers, UK Express drivers are wrongly defined as ‘self-employed’. GMB argues that the terms of UKXD drivers’ contracts and…

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UNI Europa in full solidarity with Italian and German Black Friday strikes

Friday 24 November 2017

For Amazon in Italy and Germany, Black Friday really could be a dark day. Workers at Amazon’s largest “fulfilment centres” in Italy and German have decided to take strike action. Amazon employees in both countries are calling on the company to respect their workers by engaging in social dialogue and providing a safe and healthy…

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