As Amazon workers in Coventry take strike action, GMB also demonstrate in Swindon
GMB will be demonstrating outside Amazon’s Swindon depot in solidarity with the strike action taking place in Coventry.
When: Wednesday 8 November from 5pm
Where: Amazon Swindon, Unit 2, Symmetry Park, Shrivenham Road, South Marston, Swindon, SN3 4DB
Contact: David McMullen on 07793 818358
The demonstration is to highlight the derisory pay rise workers have been offered as they head into the busiest time of the year.
More than 1000 Amazon workers are taking strike action in Coventry, some of whom will be joining the demo to talk with fellow workers in Swindon about mobilisation and how to plan strike action.
Amazon have offered their workers a £1 pay rise, having spent millions fighting their own workers over union rights at the company.
This time of year is particularly busy, with Black Friday being targeted for strike action internationally as well as in the Midlands.
David McMullen, GMB Organiser, said:
“Amazon workers in Coventry have made history by being the first in the UK to stand up to Jeff Bezos by taking action.
“But it’s not just in the Midlands where members are being underpaid and we aim to highlight this in Swindon this Wednesday.
“Amazon bosses would do well to pay attention to our members’ concerns, or this strike action will be repeated up and down the country.”