Oct 20, 2022

Amazon workers fail to reach strike threshold in historic UK ballot

The first ever ballot for strikes at a UK Amazon warehouse site has failed to reach the legal threshold for industrial action. Amazon said it had increased pay and offered a "Comprehensive benefits package" to employees in Coventry. Some workers at the Lyon's Park site in the city took part in informal protests earlier in the year after an "Insulting" pay offer. "Amazon workers are angry. This is just a stepping stone on their journey in the fight for £15 an hour," said Amanda Gearing, from the union. Amazon says its pay offer starting at a minimum of between £10.50 and £11.45 an hour represented a "29% increase in the minimum hourly wage paid to Amazon associates since 2018".

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