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.

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors


Alibaba exceeds expectations

17/08/2017

Chinese Alibaba has trumped analysts’ turnover and profit expectations with its first quarter results. Its profit even doubled compared to the year before.

Aldi will home deliver in the United States

16/08/2017

German discounter Aldi is starting one-hour deliveries for online orders in the United States, using startup Instacart. Amazon’s reaction was swift: it will test lockers in which custumers can collect items two minutes after ordering them.

Yoox-Net-a-Porter thrives thanks to mobile surge

03/08/2017

Online retailer Yoox-Net-a-Porter has managed to beat analysts’ expectations in the past fiscal year, thanks to a surge in mobile sales. For the first time ever, these sales contributed more than half of the retailer’s total turnover.

Lidl constructs new distribution center in Venlo

01/08/2017

Lidl will open a new distribution center in Venlo, which will cater its web shop’s customer base. The distribution center is not a Lidl Netherlands project, but apparently an international project.

Amazon places own pick-up lockers at consumers' homes

31/07/2017

Amazon announced The Hub, a system of pick-up lockers that can be placed everywhere. They come in different sizes and can be placed both inside or outside of buildings.

Amazon's profit takes enormous hit

28/07/2017

American Amazon’s profit plummeted in the second quarter and is also lower than what analysts had predicted, despite a 25 % turnover increase.

Back to top