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German Amazon workers take pre-Christmas strike action, 17 Dec
Verdi, one of Germany's biggest trade unions
also represents airline cabin personnel
has been calling on Amazon to conduct collective bargaining for its 16,000 workers.
The Leipzig workers are expected to strike until December 24, and the Werne workers until Tuesday evening. [What about North Rhine-Westphalia?] The actions are the latest in a campaign of frequent strikes the union has organized since 2013.
"No impact says Amazon." That's what O'Leary kept saying.
Verdi wants Amazon to be regarded as a retail and mail-order firm, but the US company says it is a logistics company. Pay rates for the two sectors vary considerably.

Amazon says its pay rates, starting at €10.78 ($12.20) per hour, are at the upper range for the logistics sector. Pay rates can rise to €2,400 per month with bonuses after two years, the company says.

In November, the Federal Cartel Office said it had received many complaints about the treatment of third-party sellers and would investigate if Amazon was preventing fair competition.

The management uses bonuses to tempt workers to break the strike

Amazon workers strike in Germany, Spain on ["Inventory Dump"] Friday

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Dec 23rd, 2018 at 03:13:48 AM EST
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