Corona-risk and payment: Verdi calls for strikes at Amazon

The service trade Union Verdi does not want to let loose in the for more than seven years of collective labor dispute with the online retailer Amazon. For this

Corona-risk and payment: Verdi calls for strikes at Amazon

The service trade Union Verdi does not want to let loose in the for more than seven years of collective labor dispute with the online retailer Amazon. For this Monday and Tuesday Verdi has called on workers at six locations of the shipping trade group to work stoppages, the Union announced on Sunday.

"We intensify the pace, because Amazon has so far shown no insight and endanger the health of employees to the benefit of the group's profits," explains Orhan Akman, in the case of Verdi is responsible for the item and the shipping trade. He refers to the recent Coronavirus outbreaks in the Amazon locations in Bad Hersfeld. "According to our information, have infected at least 30 to 40 colleagues," says Akman.

The Union calls for the conclusion of a collective agreement, "Good and healthy", in order to guarantee the health and safety of employees. In addition, Verdi requires the recognition of the regional area collective agreements of the retail and shipping trade.

The in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld (with two locations), Rheinberg, Werne and Koblenz (Kobern-Gondorf) planned work stoppages to begin, according to Verdi, with the night shift on Monday and a minimum of 48 hours.

Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 19:19

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