Saturday, November 25, 2017

Resisting Amazon

Amazon workers in Italy and Germany are on strike during one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Over 500 employees are carrying out their first ever strike at Amazon's warehouse in Piacenza near Milan over pay. Piazcenza is Amazon's main Italian hub, employing 4,000 people.
Luigi Giove, Secretary General of Italy's CGIL union, said those on strike are calling for shifts which are "not exhausting" and for Amazon to redistribute its profits.
The Verdi trade union said people are also striking at six warehouses in Germany over pay and working conditions. In a statement, Verdi board member Stefanie Nutzberger, said workers faced "high pressure to create more and more in less time, permanent performance controls and monitoring..."

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