• Amazon staff in Europe protest to coincide with Black Friday

    19 days ago - By Chron

    MADRID - Some of Amazon's workers in Europe are protesting against what they call unfair work conditions, in a move meant to disrupt operations on Black Friday.
    Amazon Spain said that around 90 percent of workers at a logistics depot in near Madrid joined a walkout Friday. Only two people were at the loading bay, spokesman Douglas Harper said.
    However, he said Amazon had diverted cargo deliveries to its other 22 depots in the country.
    On a picket line, 38-year-old employee Eduardo Hernandez said the walkout intended to hurt the company financially.
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  • ‘Enough Is Enough:' Amazon Workers Turn Black Friday Into a Day of Protests in Europe

    ‘Enough Is Enough:' Amazon Workers Turn Black Friday Into a Day of Protests in Europe

    19 days ago - By Fortune

    For most people across the U.S., the Friday after Thanksgiving means a big shopping day.
    Now the Black Friday tradition has started to make its way across the pond to the U.K. and parts of Europe as well, and international retailers have been gearing up for the big event.
    Amazon, for example, has been stocking shelves, and it hired thousands of seasonal workers in preparation for this holiday season. People across the U.K. have already bought items on Amazon at records levels, according to CNBC -with 100,000 toys and 60,000 beauty items purchased by mid-Friday morning.
    But there's at least...
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  • Thousands of Amazon workers in Europe stage Black Friday strike

    19 days ago - By Fast Company

    This is the latest attempt by employee unions to get the online retail giant to provide better working conditions.
    Just in time for the online retailer's Black Friday bonanza, Amazon warehouse employees across Europe went on strike or staging protests today. According to the UNI Global Union, workers are demanding better working conditions and wages and protesting Amazon's refusal to negotiate with them.
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  • 'We are not robots': Thousands of Amazon workers across Europe are striking on Black Friday over poor warehouse working conditions

    'We are not robots': Thousands of Amazon workers across Europe are striking on Black Friday over poor warehouse working conditions

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Thousands of Amazon staff across Europe are striking and protesting on Black Friday in anger at the company's warehouse working conditions.
    Strikes are taking place across Amazon sites in Italy, Spain, Germany, and France. Italian press reported managers having to pack boxes to meet demand.
    In the UK, the GMB trade union and off-shift Amazon workers are demonstrating outside warehouses.
    UK politicians voiced their support for the protest, with the deputy leader of the opposition calling on Amazon management to listen to staff concerns.
    An Amazon spokesman said: "All of our sites are safe...
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  • Amazon workers strike in Germany, Spain on Black Friday

    19 days ago - By Reuters

    Workers at Amazon logistic centers in Germany and Spain staged strikes on Friday, walking off the job on Black Friday, the discount spending spree that kicks-off the start of the crucial Christmas shopping season.
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