Amazon faces strikes during Prime Week after GMB members at the company’s Coventry fulfilment centre voted for more walkouts
Workers will walk out on Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 July – during one of Amazon’s busiest weeks of the year.
Almost 900 workers are anticipated to join the strike action and will bring the total strike days at the retail giant to 22.
Racheal Fagan, GMB Senior Organiser, said:
“This strike action will have a huge impact on Amazon’s Prime Week operation.
“It goes to show that even Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is nothing without its workers.
“GMB members in Coventry have time and time again shown that this fight will only end with £15 an hour and union rights.
“Prime Week can see Amazon rake in as much as £2 billion in sales .
“It’s grotesque that in this context they’re denying low paid workers here in the UK the right to a wage that pays the bills.
“When our members are standing on the picket line in Coventry next month they’ll have a simple message for the company; you can’t get human beings on the cheap.”