FRANKFURT – Workers at 6 Amazon websites in Germany will go on strike on Monday in protest above safety right after some team at logistics facilities analyzed constructive for coronavirus, labour union Verdi stated.
Verdi stated on Sunday that the strike would final at least 48 hrs, beneath the motto ‘Good and healthy work’, to denounce what it identified as a lack of transparency by the US retail giant just after workers analyzed beneficial for COVID-19.
“We have details that at the very least 30 to 40 colleagues had been contaminated,” explained Verdi representative Orhan Akman.
Amazon has faced a extended-managing struggle with unions in Germany above much better spend and disorders for logistics staff, who have staged frequent strikes since 2013.
Verdi mentioned the strikes will hit Amazon internet sites in Leipzig, Lousy Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne and Koblenz. It mentioned Amazon was placing earnings in advance of the security of its personnel.
Amazon turned down the accusations in a assertion and explained that as of June it experienced invested $4 billion on measures to shield its worldwide workforce and consumers from the threat of COVID-19 bacterial infections.
In Germany, its greatest market place right after the United States, Amazon has given that February requested 470 million hand disinfection bottles, 21 million pairs of gloves, 19 million masks and other facial area protection gear and 39 million containers of disinfectant wipes, a spokesman for Amazon in Germany claimed.