Amazon faces black Friday strikes as industrial action escalates

Posted by Finbar Bowie
Thursday 12 October 2023
GMB Trade Union - Amazon faces black Friday strikes as industrial action escalates

Amazon faces the biggest day of strike action in company history, GMB Union warns

Amazon faces Black Friday strike action as GMB members announced four fresh industrial action dates at Coventry.

More than 1,000 Amazon workers are set to walk 7, 8 and 9 November, as well as Black Friday - 24 November.

GMB yesterday criticised the retail giant’s pay offer of just £1, after Amazon spent millions fighting their own workers over union rights at the company.

Rachel Fagan, GMB Organiser, said:

“These strike dates will bring total days lost to industrial action to nearly 30.

“This is an unprecedented and historic moment with low paid workers taking on one of the world’s most powerful corporations.

"This is our members' response to the failure of Amazon bosses to listen.

“Coventry is the beating heart of Amazon’s distribution network; strike action here on Black Friday will ripple throughout the company’s UK logistics.

“As Black Friday looms, Amazon must urgently reconsider their priorities or risk strike action causing widespread disruption to customers and the public.”

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