'The Great Amazon Heist' shines a light on union busting tactics
GMB Union, representing over 1000 workers at Amazon's BHX4 fulfilment centre in Coventry, have today responded to the release of Channel 4's 'The Great Amazon Heist' by journalist Oobah
The film exposes drastic and serious breaches of workers rights at the fulfilment centre, as well as shining a light on the retail giant's union busting tactics against GMB.
Rachel Fagan, GMB Organiser, said:
"This documentary will shock millions by exposing the reality our members face every day.
"From being forced to stand for ten-hour shifts to round the clock surveillance of workers; Amazon clearly cannot be trusted to put the interests of workers here in the UK first.
"Amazon have utilised every dirty trick in the book to stop their workers from gaining union recognition.
"We now know that the Coventry fulfilment centre is dangerously over capacity with thousands of new staff employed just to side-step recognising GMB.
"Unsafe working conditions are fixed by unions and our members fight in Coventry won't until Amazon pays its workers £15 and they have the union rights they're deserve."