Facing a company Amazon labor strikes in Germany during the (Prime Day) event, which is usually one of the e-commerce giant’s busiest days of the year.
Warehouse workers in Leipzig, Bad Hirsfeld, Rheinberg, Verne, Graben and Koblenz will take part in strikes organized by the German Workers Union Verdi.
A spokesperson for Amazon said that customers will still receive their orders on time, and that the strikes will not have any effect on the delivery time of the company.
The strike, which takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, takes place because the union and its members believe that Amazon workers deserve better salaries and working conditions.
While the exact number of protesters is unknown, Verdi’s union secretary Andre Scheer said:Andre Scheer): He believes that thousands of employees will participate.
Many Amazon customers are awaiting Prime Day. Before ordering the products they want from the platform to enjoy the available discounts In all fields.
As buyers flock to Amazon to make purchases, the company’s warehouses are more occupied than usual.
An Amazon spokesperson added: We offer excellent salaries, benefits and career growth opportunities while working in a safe and modern environment.
The German trade union (Verdi) said in a press release: It is also concerned about the espionage methods allegedly used by Amazon to clamp down on labor activists.
Amazon removed two intelligence analyst jobs in September, according to the information The jobs included monitoring various threats perceived by Amazon, among them labor unions.
Members of the European Parliament wrote to Amazon President (Jeff Bezos) on October 7 asking that his company was employing intelligence agents to spy on trade unionists and employees.
An Amazon spokesperson said at the time: The job post was not an accurate description of the role, it was mistakenly done, and has since been corrected.
Hoffman added: Amazon has failed to ensure workers’ safety, and we fear the influx of orders and the cumbersome pace of Prime Day will only make the situation worse.
Amazon workers in Germany went on strike in June after employees in several logistics centers tested positive for the Coronavirus. Similar strikes have also occurred in the United States.