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Amazon workers plan to protest on Black Friday

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  • 26th November, 2021 10:29:55 AM
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Amazon workers plan to protest on Black Friday

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Amazon workers in 20 countries - including the US, UK, and several in the EU - are planning protests and work stoppages on Black Friday.

The shopping-centric day is among Amazon's busiest all year, BBC reported.

The Make Amazon Pay group says: "Amazon takes too much and gives back too little."

It is backed by a coalition of labour groups, trade unions, grassroots campaigns and non-profit-making organisations in individual countries.

In the UK, that includes the:

GMB Union

Trades Union Congress


War on Want

International Transport Workers' Federation

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Amazon workers will be staging protests at Amazon buildings in Coalville, Leicestershire, Coventry, Peterborough and at its London headquarters.

Worldwide, nearly 50 organisations have signed up to a list of "common demands", published by the Make Amazon Pay coalition, which include:

* raising warehouse workers' pay and adding hazard pay and peak time increments

* halting worker "surveillance" and strict productivity targets

* extending sick leave and improving Covid-19 tracking and reporting

* ending casual employment status and "union-busting" activities

* paying taxes without using loopholes or tax havens