Jun 8, 2023
GMB union accuses Amazon UK of 'dirty tricks' in recognition battle
The GMB union has withdrawn its bid for recognition at Amazon's Coventry warehouse, accusing the shopping giant of "Dirty tricks". The union claimed it had surpassed the number of members needed to secure recognition at the site - but that Amazon had taken on 1,000 extra staff to scupper the bid. Amazon denied the accusation, saying it regularly recruited new staff. The GMB has been battling for the right to officially represent Amazon workers in Coventry for a decade. A successful bid would force Amazon to negotiate with workers over pay, holidays and sick pay.
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