Amazon.com workers go on strike

Amazon employees say there are low pay rates across the board, but so far only workers in Germany have gone on strike.
Amazon employees say there are low pay rates across the board, but so far only workers in Germany have gone on strike.

It’s the busiest time of the year for retailers, especially a mega shopping destination site like Amazon.com, but employees at the company’s German branch are fed up. Over a thousand workers went on strike today in a disagreement about working conditions and pay, Reuters reports.

Germany is Amazon’s second biggest market, after the U.S., with a record 4 million purchases made on December 16th alone. Year-round, there are about 9,000 German warehouse employees, with an additional 5,000 hired for the holidays. Of the combined 14,000 workers, 1,115 went on strike today, in three different cities.

So far, Amazon has not given in to the strike and are still promising on-time deliveries for Christmas.


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