GMB has submitted a formal pay claim to the company, asking for a real terms rise. In the letters submitted on behalf of members across the country, GMB is asking for talks on pay – facilitated by the government arbitration service ACAS.
Last week protests happened in warehouses across the country, including Tilbury, Dartford, Belvedere, Coventry and Rugeley.
There were walk outs from shifts, sit-ins in canteens and “go slow” protests.
And the company has already moved to discipline those who have participated in protests.
Regional claims have also been submitted in Coventry, West Midlands and in London.
The move from GMB is also a step towards having a formal industrial relationship between the multinational and the trade union GMB.
Andy Prendergast, GMB National Secretary, said, “Amazon workers deserve a decent pay rise. They are the backbone of the company – one of the most profitable on earth.
“When the high street was shut down through COVID, Amazon continued to make money. The least it can do is share those profits with their workers.
“GMB will continue to fight for every Amazon worker to get fair pay.”