Amazon hit by strikes in Europe on ´Black Friday'

Amazon hit by strikes in Europe on ´Black Friday'

Amazon hit by strikes in Europe on ´Black Friday'

The protestors gathered outside the building, displaying banners, chanting slogans, and inciting co-workers to walk off and join them.

The deals presented in various Black Friday sales can easily be blinding, saving incredible amounts of cash on tech, clothing and various other bits and bobs that would otherwise go overlooked.

The shopping giant has yet to acknowledge the effort of its European employees, which will undoubtedly follow Black Friday if Amazon decides to publicly respond at all.

#GMBUnion4Amazon @GMBunionAmazon @GMBactivistAmazon @GMB_union Early start for @GMBLondonRegion members demonstrating @amazon Milton Keynes warehouse.Loads of support from the #AmazonWeAreNotRobots workers - less so from management.

The Spanish publication El Confidencial reported that Amazon requested police to enter their warehouse outside Madrid to keep workers from striking and ensure productivity. None of Amazon's USA warehouse workers is represented by unions.

The British trade union that represents Amazon's warehouse workers, GMB Union, says its members are protesting "in anger of inhumane conditions" that they claim Amazon's warehouse employees endure.

He added: "We're standing up and saying enough is enough". The protesters claim the company treats them like "robots", citing bad safety record and low wages. "That's what we're campaigning for".

Amazon has reportedly disputed that number, stating that most employees did indeed show up as scheduled. Amazon has been battling with labor groups and disgruntled workers for years now, and not much in the way of progress seems to have been made.

But in a statement, Amazon said "the majority of workers on the morning shift" were working and processing orders. "Amazon is a fair and responsible employer". "We have invested over 27 billion Euro and created over 75,000 permanent jobs across Europe since 2010".

Amazon Germany said its jobs offered competitive pay and comprehensive benefits from the first day of employment. Any reports to the contrary are simply wrong.

Amazon said in a statement: "Amazon has created in the United Kingdom more than 25,000 good jobs with a minimum of £9.50 an hour and in the London area, £10.50 an hour on top of industry-leading benefits and skills training opportunities". 'We provide safe and positive working conditions, and encourage anyone to come see for themselves by taking a tour at one of our fulfillment centers'.

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