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Amazon's German workers continue with strike action

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Amazon's German workers continue with strike action


Workers for internet retailer Amazon in Germany are holding their third one-day strike. They are protesting against their American parent’s refusal to implement a collective agreement on employment conditions similar to those in place in other German businesses like Amazon.

Trade Union Verdi called on workers at Amazon’s logistics centres in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld, part of the company’s 9000-strong German workforce, to take industrial action on Monday.

The union is also campaigning for better basic pay and improved pay during night shifts.

Many of the workers are immigrants and their conditions and pay have attracted criticism. In Leipzig workers want an extra 1.36 euros an hour starting pay, while in Bad Hersfeld workers want a 2.35 an hour rise.

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