Amazon workers launch protests on Prime Day
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Thousands of workers in Amazon sites around the world are staging protests about pay and conditions as the online retailer begins its annual sale. -
Mick Rix, GMB national officer, said: "Amazon workers want Jeff Bezos to know they are people not robots. -
Unions say that 2,000 workers are on strike in Germany, while in the US, workers in a Minnesota centre reportedly plan a six-hour stoppage. -
William Stolz, a picker at a warehouse in the Shakopee warehouse in Minnesota, told the BBC that workers wanted "safe, reliable jobs" from Amazon. -
"The speeds that we have to work are very physically and mentally exhausting, in some cases leading to injuries," William Stolz said. -
In response, Amazon said it "provided great employment opportunities with excellent pay". -
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