Amazon workers launch protests on Prime Day
4 months, 4 weeks ago by kyle | 6 facts | 0 comments | 3 votes

  • 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. -
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