They call a global strike at Amazon in the middle of ‘Black Friday’

They call a global strike at Amazon in the middle of ‘Black Friday’

Amazon hub workers around the world, including those in the United States, Germany and France, are striking on “Black Friday,” one of the busiest shopping days of the year, to demand better wages.

The “Make Amazon Pay” initiative called for strike action around the world, with a list of planned outages in more than 30 countries.

The German union Verdi reported that stoppages were planned in 10 distribution centers in that country.

The union demanded that the company recognize collective agreements in the retail and mail-order sector and called for a new collective agreement on labor practices.

An Amazon spokesman in Germany declined to immediately comment on the lawsuits when contacted by Reuters.

“It’s the first time Amazon has held an international strike day,” said Monika di Silvestre, Verdi’s representative for Amazon workers.

“This is very important, because a large global corporation like Amazon cannot go it alone on a local, regional or national level,” she added.

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