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Amazon workers strike on Black in a long running dispute over pay

by LLB staff reporter
24th Nov 23 9:56 am

Amazon workers have walked out on Black Friday which is one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Members of the GMB union have walked out in Coventry over a long running dispute over pay and have formed a picket line outside the centre.

This is now the 28th time Amazon workers have taken strike action and more than 1,000 have walked out at the Coventry site.

GMB official Amanda Gearing said, “Today will go down as a turning point in Amazon’s history.

“Working people who make Amazon’s business model possible stand up to demand their share of the company’s enormous wealth.

“Despite that, Amazon bosses are desperate to claim it will be business as usual for Amazon and their customers this Black Friday.

“The truth is that today will see the largest day of industrial disruption in Amazon’s history.

“With industrial action escalating and workers joining strike action in Europe and the USA, it’s clear this strike is inspiring Amazon workers worldwide to fight to force the company to change its ways.”

An Amazon spokesman said: “There will be no disruption to customers.

“We regularly review our pay to ensure we offer competitive wages and benefits.

“By April 2024, our minimum starting pay will have increased to £12.30 and £13 per hour depending on location, that’s a 20% increase over two years and 50% since 2018.

“We also work hard to provide great benefits, a positive work environment and excellent career opportunities.

“These are just some of the reasons people want to come and work at Amazon, whether it’s their first job, a seasonal role or an opportunity for them to advance their career.”

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