Several hundred workers of Internet retail behemoth Amazon in Germany are staging another full-day strike to press the company for better pay and benefits, including bigger supplements for night shifts.
The strike is the third in three weeks at Amazon’s German operations.
Approximately 600 workers at Amazon’s facilities in Bad Hersfeld and around 300 in Leipzig first went on strike on May 14 and followed up with one-day strikes on May 27 in Leipzig and May 29 in Bad Hersfeld.
Amazon asserts that it pays its German workers well, compared to the standards of the logistics sector, but trade union Verdi wants the company to implement a collective bargaining agreement on employment conditions similar to those at rival mail order and retail firms. So far, the dispute has gone unresolved.
“The strike will last the whole day until the end of the late shift,” Verdi said earlier today in a statement (in German).
Amazon employs around 9,000 people in Germany in total.
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