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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.
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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

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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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