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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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Finance workers strike at BNP Paribas in France

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Thousands of workers at BNP Paribas bank in France are staging a one-day strike today, 13 October. Trade unions at the bank, including UNI Global Union affiliates, CFDT, FO and CGT, are calling for industrial action, which is rare in the French finance sector. Workers are protesting new measures from the French multinational that would…

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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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📣 Essential rights for essential workers – #WDDW20

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Today is World Day for Decent Work. Service workers’ unions from across the world are uniting to demand essential rights for essential workers. UNI Europa marked the launch of this campaign with a joint video message. “Many employers have been allowed to cut corners and unleash a race to the bottom on these workers’ conditions…

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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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