Jan 25, 2023
Amazon workers claim robots are treated better
Amazon workers will stage the first-ever UK strike against the online giant on Wednesday in a protest over pay. Two Amazon workers, who are members of the GMB, said the robots in the warehouse "Are treated better than us". Workers at the Coventry warehouse scan stock which is sent out to Amazon fulfilment centres, to be shipped to consumers. In August, Amazon offered workers a 50p per hour rise. Amazon has been battling against unionisation in the US. More than half of the 8,000 workers at a warehouse on Staten Island, New York, voted to join the Amazon Labor Union which has now been officially certified.
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