Amazon bracing for black Friday strike chaos as 'historic' global walk out begins.

Posted by Finbar Bowie
Friday 24 November 2023
GMB Trade Union - Amazon bracing for black Friday strike chaos as 'historic' global walk out begins.

Online giant faces demos in London and across Europe and the USA.

Amazon is braced for strikes and demos across the UK, Europe and the USA today - the biggest day of action in the company’s 30-year history.

In the UK, more than 1,000 workers at the retail giant’s Coventry warehouse will down tools in the dispute over low pay - the 28th day of action in the dispute. 

Meanwhile in London, a mass protest will take outside Amazon’s UK headquarters at 12noon (see notes to editors for details).

Amazon’s Coventry fulfilment centre is one of the busiest in Amazon’s UK operations with public concerns mounting about the strikes impact on Amazon customers.

Amanda Gearing, GMB Organiser, said:

“Today will go down in history as a turning point in Amazon’s history.

“Working people that make Amazon’s business model possible stand up to demand their share of the company’s enormous wealth.

“Despite that, Amazon bosses are desperate to claim it will be business as usual for Amazon and their customers this Black Friday.

“The truth is that today will see the largest day of industrial disruption in Amazon’s thirty-year history.

“With industrial action escalating and workers joining action in Europe and the USA, it's clear this strike is inspiring Amazon workers worldwide to fight to force the company to change its ways.

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