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Hundreds of German Amazon warehouse workers on Christmas Eve strike

via:博客园     time:2016/12/22 9:00:21     readed:418


German trade union Verdi said today, in order to strive to improve wages, improve working conditions, the German Amazon warehouse workers will strike again.

Verdi said in a statement that they will once again organize workers in the three warehouses of Amazon in Germany to join the ranks of the strike. Prior to this, Amazon Koblenz (Koblenz) warehouse has started this week from the strike.

Amazon has nine warehouses in Germany, with 11,000 warehousing workers and thousands of seasonal temporary workers. Because of salary issues, in recent years, Amazon employees in Germany each year before the Christmas strike in a week.

According to a Verdi spokesman, each warehouse is expected to have hundreds of workers involved in the strike, the strike will continue until December 24.

Verdi union leader Stefanie Nutzenberger said the strike could cause Amazon's operations to halt and increase costs. He pointed out that last time a warehouse workers strike caused delivery trucks lined up several kilometers long waiting for loading.

Speaking on the matter, a spokesman for the Amazon said it was not clear how many employees would be involved in the strike, but the estimate would not be too much. He said: "This will not affect our courier service, Christmas gifts will be delivered as scheduled." & Rdquo;

As early as 2013, Verdi began to organize employees of the strike in Germany, Germany, asked to improve staff salaries. Later, Verdi has organized a number of strikes. The Amazon said that its German staff salaries are close to the German logistics industry wage ceiling.

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