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Amazon Workers in Germany and Spain Go on Strike for Black Friday
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49601"><span class="small">Kristine Lofgren, The Inquisitr</span></a>   
Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:14

Lofgren writes: "Not everyone is excited about the Black Friday madness. About 620 Amazon workers in Germany, as well as others in Spain and the U.K., staged walkouts and strikes on November 23."

Workers pack and ship customer orders at an Amazon fulfillment center. (photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Workers pack and ship customer orders at an Amazon fulfillment center. (photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)


Amazon Workers in Germany and Spain Go on Strike for Black Friday

By Kristine Lofgren, The Inquisitr

24 November 18

 

ot everyone is excited about the Black Friday madness. About 620 Amazon workers in Germany, as well as others in Spain and the U.K., staged walkouts and strikes on November 23.

Their demands? Better pay and working conditions, Yahoo! Finance reports.

At its centers in Bad Hersfeld and Rheinberg in Germany, 620 workers walked out for 24 hours after Germany’s Verdi services union called for a strike.

Workers at Spain’s biggest warehouse, located in San Fernando de Henares, also walked out on Friday — and plan to strike Saturday.

“We are entering the end of year spurt, the most stressful time for employees,” said Mechthild Middeke, a spokesperson for Verdi. “Especially on a day like Black Friday, employees should be the central focus.”

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