BERLIN (Reuters) – Workers at seven Amazon (AMZN.O) sites across Germany will go on strike over pay for at least two days this week starting on Sunday night going into Monday, labor union Verdi said.
The strikes, under the motto ‘No more discount on our incomes”, will coincide with Amazon’s Prime Day when the U.S. online retail giant offers its ‘Prime’ customers discount deals. Germany is its second-biggest market after the United States.
Amazon has faced a long-running battle with unions in Germany over better pay and conditions for logistics workers, who have staged frequent strikes since 2013.
“While Amazon fuels bargain hunting on Prime Day with hefty discounts, employees are being deprived of a living wage,” Verdi retail specialist Orhan Akman said in a statement.
Verdi said the strikes would hit Amazon’s sites in Werne, Rheinberg, Leipzig, Graben, Koblenz, as well as at Amazon’s two sites in Bad Hersfeld.
“The company must finally recognize the collective…
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