Amazon workers stage Bristol canteen sit in protest over pay

Posted by GMB Admin
Thursday 11 August 2022
GMB Trade Union - Amazon workers stage Bristol canteen sit in protest over pay

After walkouts and slowdown work at warehouses, protests continue to spread across the country

Bristol Amazon warehouse sees further worker protests over pathetic pay offer, GMB announces today (Thursday). 

At the site, where management have erected new fencing around the perimeter in the last days, workers staged canteen sit ins. 

The current 35p per hour offer from Amazon is worth just £10 per week for the average worker. 

GMB submitted a formal pay claim to the company (Tuesday), asking for a real terms rise. 

In the letter submitted on behalf of members across the country, GMB is asking for talks on pay – facilitated by the government arbitration service ACAS. 

The move is also a step towards having a formal industrial relationship between the multinational and the trade union GMB.  

Andy Prendergast, GMB National Secretary, said: 

“Amazon workers are saying clearly – enough is enough. They need a decent pay rise from one of the most profitable companies on earth. 

“When the high street was shut due to COVID, Amazon continued to make money. It is only fair that they share this with the people who do the work for their business.

“GMB will continue to fight for every Amazon worker to get the pay they need.”

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