Second Amazon warehouse joins strike

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Monday 17 July 2023
GMB Trade Union - Second Amazon warehouse joins strike

Amazon workers will walk out at a second warehouse after GMB union today [Monday] announced the outcome of a strike ballot at the company's Rugeley fulfilment centre

More than 100 workers at the West Midlands site are now set to walk out after 86 per cent of those who voted backed the strike.

The news comes as GMB reached 1,000 members at the Coventry fulfilment centre after twenty two days of strike action in the dispute over pay and union rights.

GMB members will now plan strike dates at what will be only the second Amazon site in the UK where workers have taken industrial action.

Stuart Richards, GMB Senior Organiser, said:

"The is a game changing moment in the campaign to force Amazon to treat it's workers like human beings.

"They've thrown everything at stopping this, but workers at Amazon Rugeley have organised and delivered a clear message that they demand fair pay and union rights.

"We've seen one of the world wealthiest companies, offering UK workers a pay rise of pennies and work conditions fit only for the history books.

"It's staggering that Amazon are still trousering millions from the British taxpayer whilst treating UK workers with disdain.

"As GMB members in Rugeley plan for the picket line, it's time for politicians and decision makers to finally confront the facts.

"If Amazon workers are being forced to the breadline by low pay, then why should the public purse be open to the Amazon."

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