Spanish labour unions have known as on round 1,000 Amazon workers to stroll out for 3 days subsequent week in a dispute over what it says are efforts to cut back employees’ rights.
The strike will happen on the San Fernando warehouse on the outskirts of Madrid, Amazon’s greatest in Spain, on July 16, 17 and 18, to coincide with a 1-1/2 day sale on the platform.
Douglas Harper, a consultant of the Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) union instructed Reuters the union primarily objected to wage cuts, working situations and restrictions on time without work.
It will likely be the second walk-out this 12 months on the San Fernando warehouse the place most of Amazon’s 1,600-strong Spanish workforce is predicated.
“Strikes aren’t good for anybody, not the corporate, the employees or the purchasers, however we have to hold placing strain on native administration,” Harper mentioned.
Amazon mentioned earlier this month it will rent an additional 1,600 folks on everlasting contracts in Spain this 12 months.
Responding to the decision to strike, the corporate mentioned in a press release: “Amazon’s complete pay is on the excessive finish of the vary within the logistics sector, it contains a sexy wage and an intensive advantages package deal.”
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