The Verdi union has called on Amazon employees in several locations to go on strike.
According to Verdi, the evacuation should begin on Monday night (July 11). Verdi did not mention a planned end to the campaign. The union demands that Amazon recognize the collective bargaining agreement for the retail and mail order business and enter into a collective bargaining agreement. The company said Amazon does not expect the strikes to affect customers.
The strike call applies to a total of seven distribution centers in Graben near Augsburg, Leipzig, Koblenz, Rheinberg and Fern and at two locations in Bad Hersfeld. According to Verdi, she is also planning campaigns in other locations.
According to the union, the reason for the strike is Amazon’s “Prime Day” discount campaign that begins on Tuesday (July 12). The company explained in its statement that all Amazon workers are paid at least 12 euros an hour, and in the fall the minimum wage rises to 12.50 euros an hour. After 24 months, Amazon employees’ average salaries are around €2,750 per month.
In fact, Amazon expected to increase the minimum wage to 12 euros an hour, Verdi said. However, by forgoing special payments such as birthday and holiday bonuses and longer working hours, the actual income of employees often remained lower than that of colleagues in similar companies.
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