Amazon industrial chaos escalates at new site

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Tuesday 23 January 2024
GMB Trade Union - Amazon industrial chaos escalates at new site

Workers at the Birmingham warehouse will down tools on Thursday 25 January.

The walk out marks the anniversary of the first ever official strike action at a UK Amazon warehouse.

Amazon’s new £500 million Birmingham fulfilment centre opened it’s doors at the end of 2023 and will be the third Amazon workplace to face strike action.

Amazon faced nearly 30 days of strike action in the last twelve months, with more than 1,000 workers downing tools to mark the retail giant’s Black Friday event in November.

When: 6:30 – 8:30 and 17:30 – 19:30 Thursday 25 January.

Where: Amazon EMA4, Unit B, 24 Whitmoor Drive, Miniworth, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B76 9AH

Contact: Finbar Bowie +44 7850 857553 or GMB Press Office +44 7958 156846 

Rachel Fagan, GMB Organiser, said:

“GMB members at Amazon have faced a year of struggle against an employer determined to stop their union.

“Amazon bosses will be hoping the industrial chaos will disappear; but instead it’s growing every day.

“For workers to down tools at Amazon’s new Birmingham HQ, just weeks after it opened it’s doors, goes to show how furious Amazon workers in the UK are.

“One year on from the first strike day the message from GMB members at Amazon is the same; recognise GMB and end poverty pay”.

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