Amazon workers walkout over pathetic pay offer

Posted by GMB Admin
Thursday 4 August 2022
GMB Trade Union - Amazon workers walkout over pathetic pay offer

Amazon workers at warehouse in Tilbury, Essex have walked out over poor a pay offer

Last night and today (Wednesday and Thursday) workers downed tools in the depot over a 35p pay offer.

Workers are seeking a £2ph rise to better match the demands of the role and cope with the cost of living crisis.

Steve Garelick, GMB Regional Organiser, said:

“Amazon is one of the most profitable companies on the planet. With household costs spiralling, the least they can do is offer decent pay.

“Amazon continues to reject working with trade unions to deliver better working conditions and fair pay. Their repeated use of short-term contracts is designed to undermine worker’s rights.    

“The image the company likes to project, and the reality for their workers could not be more different. They need to drastically improve pay and working conditions.”

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