Nov 24, 2017

Amazon workers on strike in Italy and Germany

Hundreds of Amazon workers in Italy and Germany are on strike during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Over 500 employees are carrying out their first ever strike at Amazon's warehouse in Piacenza near Milan over pay. The Verdi trade union said people are also striking at six warehouses in Germany over pay and working conditions. Luigi Giove, Secretary General of Italy's CGIL union, said those on strike are calling for shifts which are "Not exhausting" and for Amazon to redistribute its profits. The statement added that Amazon wages are "Among the highest in the logistics sector" and included benefits such as private health insurance and discounts on Amazon's website.

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