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Amazon workers walk-out at French depots

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Christmas online shoppers in France hoping for last minute gifts could be hit by a strike by Amazon workers. It’s reported four depots have been hit by the walk-out sparked by demands for a salary hike and better working conditions.

The strike was called by the national union CGT in a bid to raise what it says is the current gross salary of 1,611 euros to more than 1,700.

The union also wants what it calls a less strenuous routine as one official claimed workers at a depot in Severey in the east of the country walk up to 22 kilometres a day according to calculations which were taken with a pedometer.

Last week over two and a half thousand workers at nine distribution centres in Germany took industrial action over pay and working conditions with Amazon saying Christmas deliveries would arrive on time.