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Thousands of Amazon Workers Strike on Black Friday

HeadlineNov 27, 2023

Thousands of Amazon workers across Europe went on strike on Black Friday — one of the busiest shopping days of the year — protesting the retail giant’s working conditions and demanding fair wages. The global campaign Make Amazon Pay said strikes and protests would take place from Friday through today in at least 30 countries. In Coventry, England, over 1,000 Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Friday, blocking the facility’s entrance and preventing trucks from leaving. This is a trade union leader.

Stuart Richards: “In the protest here, we’ve got people joining us from Germany, from the U.S., from Italy. There are also Spanish workers that are out on strike today. This is now a global wake-up call for Amazon. They can’t keep ignoring the concerns of these workers and the workers in warehouses right across the world. It’s clear that this is a huge, momentous thing that Amazon just need to listen to.”

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