A salary issue has prompted approximately 900 Amazon workers at a warehouse to stage a strike that will last for three days. The strike, which is scheduled for July 11 and 12, will take place during the same time as the Amazon Prime Days Sale.
Warehouse employees in the United Kingdom who work for Amazon are organising a strike. According to sources in the media, the reason for the strike, which is expected to last for three days and begin on July 11 and end on July 13, is a disagreement regarding wages. The proposed strike is scheduled to take place at the same time as the Amazon Prime Day Sale, which begins on July 11 and continues through July 12 in the UK. Despite this, it is not anticipated that the strike would have any kind of influence on the customers because the warehouse where it is going to be scheduled doesn’t directly fulfil customer orders.
According to reports, there will be 900 Amazon employees taking part in the strike at the Coventry warehouse located in the United Kingdom. According to various sources in the media, the strike was scheduled to occur on July 11, July 12, and July 13 for a total of four hours: two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening on each of those days. The Labour Union GMB sent an email to the news agency with a statement that was quite similar to this one. Workers at Amazon have staged a walkout in order to voice their dissatisfaction with their hourly wage of 15 pounds. The company has established that the minimal initial hourly wage for employees is between 11 and 12 pounds, but this number varies from region to region.
Rachel Fagan, a senior organiser for the GMB, made the following statement to the media: “GMB members in Coventry have repeatedly shown that this fight will only end with 15 pounds ($19.25) an hour and union rights.”
The staff have gone on strike before, so this is not their first time doing so. A walkout had also been carried out by the employees of the Coventry warehouse the month before, between the 12th and the 14th of June. After that, a vote was taken, and according to the union, the employees decided that they wanted to keep their strike going for another half a year.
This year’s Amazon Prime Day Sale in India will begin on July 15 and continue until July 16 at its various Amazon locations across the country. You may already find the identical advertisement banner on the website for Amazon India. During the course of the sale, it is anticipated that many mobile phones will become more affordable. According to recent sources, for instance, the iPhone 14 is anticipated to be offered at a significant price reduction.