The International Coalition of Activists launched an online campaign entitled Make Amazon Pay, Calling a company Amazon aims to provide better working conditions for its employees and reduce its growing carbon footprint.
The protests came at the time I mentioned newspaper The New York Times reports that the Seattle-based company has been expanding its global workforce this year.
The campaign says on its website: During the Corona pandemic, Amazon became a trillion-dollar company, and its CEO became the first person in history to collect $ 200 billion in personal wealth.
She added: Amazon warehouse workers risked their lives as essential workers, and faced threats and intimidation if they spoke about their rights to a fair pay.
Launched on Black Friday, the campaign provides a list of Amazon’s demands, which include increasing wages for workers in Amazon warehouses, extending paid sick leave, and allowing workers to organize into unions.
The campaign also calls on Amazon to commit to zero emissions by 2030, end partnerships with police and immigration authorities, and pay taxes in countries where real economic activity takes place.
The campaign lists a wide range of international partners, and the organization has planned a number of events in countries around the world.
The first demonstration began with a strike in Sydney, Australia, and is scheduled to take place in the Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Germany, Poland, Spain, Luxembourg, France, Greece, the United Kingdom, the United States, and more.
The organizers placed the Make Amazon Pay logo on Amazon buildings in London, Berlin and Hyderabad, and the hashtag #MakeAmazonPay was included on the campaign website.
Amazon workers staged protests at the start of the epidemic in an effort to get the company to take the epidemic seriously In October, the company revealed that 19,816 of its workers had been infected with the virus.
Amazon responded to the activists’ campaign by saying: We encourage anyone interested in the facts to compare our salaries and overall benefits, as well as our speed in managing this crisis, with other retailers and major employers across the country.
The Make Amazon pay campaign comes at the end of a big year for Amazon, as the pandemic has caused an increase in demand for online shopping services from Amazon, prompting the company to significantly expand its workforce in 2020.
Amazon now employs more than 1.2 million employees around the world, after adding 427,300 workers between January and October, according to For a newspaper The New York Times.
The International Coalition of Activists says on its website: The pandemic has revealed how Amazon favors profits over workers, society and the planet, and Amazon takes too much and gives too little, and it’s time to make it pay.