German workers Amazon on strike again

German workers Amazon on strike again

Logistics of Amazon have been disturbed by a strike for the second time in two weeks. The employees are unhappy with working conditions and also want better pay.

Employees see Amazon as distance seller

Yesterday about 200 employees of Amazon.de, the largest online shop in Germany, have once again laid down their tools after the union ver.di called for a strike. At the moment Amazon sees its staff as logistics personnel, but they see themselves as staff at a company that sells from a distance. Under those regulations the employees of Amazon.de would get better pay, more holiday money and better allowances for overtime.

 

It is the second strike in two weeks at Amazon in Germany, though severely less successful than the first time. Yet it still remains restless at the German part of Amazon, since the German television showed a report that workers in of Amazon in Germany had to work at low wages and in bad conditions.

 

It is not clear what the effects of the strike are for the customers. Amazon.de is the nearest branch of the online retailer for a number of European countries without their own Amazon and it is fairly popular because of low shipping costs – which are often free.

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