Amazon employees are preparing to disrupt the operations of the world’s largest online retailer on Black Friday, planning strikes in more than 30 countries.
The Global Workers Alliance, known as “Let Amazon Pay”, aims to allow the retail giant to increase wages, pay a fair share of taxes, and reduce its “The impact on the earth,“As outlined on the striker’s website. The employee protest on November 26 is expected to affect Amazon’s warehouses, data centers, offices and affiliated factories in different countries such as the United States, Germany, India, and South Africa.
In its list of requirements, a broad group of 70 trade unions and groups such as Greenpeace and Oxfam claimed that “The pandemic has exposed how Amazon puts profits before workers, society, and our planet.“To sum up its dissatisfaction is this:”Amazon takes too much and returns too little.“
The online retailer and its founder, Jeff Bezos, created record revenue during the worst of the pandemic, turned Amazon into a trillion-dollar company, and made Bezos’ net worth soar to 2,140 One hundred million U.S. dollars.
However, ordinary employees of the company said that their lives are far from being so good. Excessive working hours, few rest periods, insufficient wages and unsafe working conditions are among the most common complaints. In the past year, discouraged employees have staged multiple protests in various places, including similar global strikes on Black Friday in 2020. In addition to employee dissatisfaction, Amazon also faces the United States, the European Union, and Canada.
Commenting on the upcoming strike, Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nanter insisted that although the company is not “It is perfect in any field. If you objectively examine Amazon’s performance in each of these fields, you will find that we really value our role and influence.“
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