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Europe: Amazon workers stage Black Friday strike

Europe: Amazon workers stage Black Friday strike

Thousands of workers in Germany and Italy walked off the job on Friday asking for better pay and working conditions, according to multiple stories.

In an article in Tech Crunch, a statement by a union board member was translated from the original German: "Amazon permanently endangers the health of its employees with its way of working. High pressure to create more and more in less time, permanent performance controls and monitoring, a poor leadership culture and inadequate recovery times are health hazards in the Amazon labor process,” wrote Stefanie Nutzberger. “A special collective agreement can guarantee healthy and good working conditions. We should create the necessary regulations so that employees are no longer exposed to the arbitrariness of an employer who also conducts its business at the expense of their health.”

Amazon issued a statement that the facilities continued to run and that many employees came to work.

See also articles in the Chicago Tribune and CBS.

 

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