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Amazon Workers Launch Labor Strike in Germany Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 22, 2014, 10:48 PM

German labor unions are launching nationwide strikes against Amazon.

The BBC News reports that, "Two-thousand workers at four Amazon warehouses in Germany have gone on strike until Tuesday in a dispute over pay and working conditions, according to the union Ver.di. The dispute centres on how Amazon classifies its warehouse staff."

A veridi spokesperson is quoted as saying that, "Amazon's discourse about logistics is only to try to camouflage that Amazon is not willing to accept any collective bargaining agreement at all. Amazon wants to dictate unilaterally the working conditions, but the employees are not willing to accept that anymore."

According to the BBC, "Ver.di says: "Amazon pays wages which are lower than wages for staff in the retail or mail order trade in Germany". Amazon classifies them as logistics workers and says that their wage is in the "upper end of the scale."

Amazon employs over 9,000 workers in Germany.

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