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German Amazon workers go on strike for 48 hours

German Amazon workers go on strike for 48 hours
German Amazon workers go on strike for 48 hours
On Monday and Tuesday, Amazon employees will strike at a total of six locations in Germany for better working conditions and, in particular, better protection against a possible corona infection in the workplace. In Germany, too, there have already been several cases of infection in the logistics centers.

There have already been major disputes between Amazon and its workforce in America and France, including strikes, lawsuits and factory closures. But the online giant is also criticized in Germany for not protecting its warehouse store employees enough against corona infections, several cases of infection in logistics centers have now been confirmed.

The Verdi workers' union has therefore called for a strike and said on Sunday that it will initially be set for 48 hours from Monday. The motto is "good and healthy work", criticism is given of the lack of transparency on the part of the US company after several workers tested positive for COVID-19.

Verdi has information that 30 to 40 employees have been infected, a Verdi spokesman said. Amazon does not disclose exact information. Therefore, strikes at the locations in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne and Koblenz are set. Amazon rejects the allegations and told in a statement that an investment of $4 billion has been made in worker protection.


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Christian Hintze, 2020-06-29 (Update: 2020-06-29)