Birmingham Amazon workers join strike action

Posted by GMB Admin
Wednesday 27 March 2024
GMB Trade Union - Birmingham Amazon workers join strike action

Workers are escalating their campaign for £15 and union recognition at the online retail giant's Birmingham warehouse.

When: 6:30 – 8:30 and 17:30 – 19:30 Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 Marc

Where: Amazon EMA4, Minworth, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield B76 9AA

Contact:  GMB Press Office +44 7958 156846 

Workers at Amazon’s new flagship HQ in Birmingham, a £500 million site that only opened its doors in October, will down tools this week in an escalation of the ongoing strike action hitting the company.

The strike dates come as GMB members at the company submit their application for mandatory recognition to the Government’s Central Arbitration Committee (CAC).

Last week workers at the company’s Coventry fulfilment centre walked out, making March the biggest month of strike action in company history.

Rachel Fagan, GMB Organiser, said:

“This has been one of the biggest months of strike action in Amazon’s history.

“Pressure on Amazon to do the right thing is growing and GMB members are determined to win the pay and union recognition they deserve.

“Amazon cannot stand in the way of their workers’ demands for fair pay and union recognition; it’s time for Amazon to do the right thing and stop trampling on workers’ rights”.

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