German Amazon workers are striking again
German Amazon workers are striking again


Verdi's union asked workers at the German warehouse to strike for the second time in a week. Reuters reported that in order to undermine Black Friday requirements,

Around 500 workers took part in the three-day strike. It started on Thursday and ended on Saturday, according to Verdi.

Verdi has been scratching at Amazon in Germany since 2013, and other unions are hoping to force the e-commerce firm to recognize collective agreements that apply to retail employees of other companies.

The next strike is scheduled to start on Monday evening and end on Tuesday evening. Germany is the second largest market of Amazon after the United States of America.

In June, Amazon workers went on strike at six locations in Germany to protest against the safety of its logistics center when dozens of workers contracted the coronavirus.

In recent years, German warehouse workers have repeatedly demonstrated on Amazon to protest workers' wages and working conditions.

The strike in Germany differs from the major international protests started by climate activists and warehouse workers from Amazon on Black Friday.

The Make Amazon Pay campaign called on the company to provide better working conditions for its employees and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The company has come under heavy criticism during the coronavirus pandemic, and its third-quarter net income nearly tripled to $ 6.33 billion.

Amazon workers staged protests. Because they said: E-commerce companies do not take the risks of Coronavirus seriously.

Last month, the company said: Nearly 19,816 front-line employees have contracted the virus at Amazon.

On Thanksgiving Day, Amazon announced a bonus of $ 300 for full-time workers and $ 150 for part-time workers.

A company spokesman said in a statement: "These activities have no effect as the vast majority of employees work on a daily basis."

"In Germany, we helped more than 16,000 employees and thousands of seasonal workers to ensure our ability to meet the changing needs of our customers during this difficult time," he added.

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