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Strike at Amazon’s German site in Wensen  12/17/23

Strike at Amazon’s German site in Wensen 12/17/23

The Verdi Services union is calling on employees at the Amazon site in Winsen in the Harburg district to go on a one-day strike starting Sunday evening.

According to the union, the reason is Amazon’s refusal to recognize the collective agreements in place. The campaign begins at 7:30 pm and is scheduled to continue until Monday at 11:15 pm. Several marches are scheduled to be held locally.

“Amazon customers are encouraged to order and consume more and more, especially at Christmas. However, the health of employees suffers greatly from the resulting performance and work intensity,” said Noni Morris, Amazon’s company secretary in Lower Saxony. At Winsen, there are always layoffs due to sick days.

In addition to demanding recognition of retail and mail-order companies’ collective bargaining agreements, Verdi is demanding a “collective agreement for good and healthy work” from Amazon. In the long-running dispute with the union, the company says it offers its employees fair wages with additional benefits. Among other things, the starting wage of 14 euros per hour is indicated. Amazon operates 20 large logistics centers in Germany.

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Winsin (dpa-AFX)

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