Apr 25, 2021

Amazon must let workers join unions 'without fear'

Amazon workers in the UK and Ireland should be allowed to talk with and form unions "Without fear", the Unite union says. Unite's call comes after workers in Alabama in the US, voted against forming that country's first unionised Amazon warehouse. Amazon - which would have had to negotiate on work rules and pay had it lost - said the union did not represent the views of most staff. "In a letter to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, Unite executive officer Sharon Graham wrote:"Although we do have members in Amazon, workers in your company are not currently free to join a union without fear and without obstruction and propaganda being deployed against them. "A spokesman added:"Across Amazon, including in our fulfilment centres, we place enormous value on having daily conversations with each associate and work to make sure direct engagement with our employees is a strong part of our work culture.

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