Amazon workers in Germany will strike around COVID-19 infections

  • Amazon workers in Germany will strike around COVID-19 infections

Amazon workers in Germany will strike around COVID-19 infections

Amazon staff at 6 websites across Germany plan to strike Monday simply because dozens of team users at its logistics facilities have been infected with the coronavirus, union officers informed Reuters.

Amazon warehouse personnel in Germany have struck numerous instances in modern years, above employee pay out and situations. The motto of the strike would be "Good and healthy work", to condemn what it called a lack of transparency by the e-commerce giant after workers tested positive for coronavirus.

Labor union Verdi says Amazon "has so far shown no insight and is endangering the health of employees in favor of corporate profit".

The company has drawn worldwide criticism for its decision not to disclose official COVID-19 infection rates among workers, but a representative for Berlin-based labor union Verdi (Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft or German United Services Trade Union) says they're aware of "at least 30 to 40" workers in the Bad Hersfeld factory in Central Germany who have been infected with the virus.

Verdi said the strikes will strike Amazon sites in Leipzig, Terrible Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne and Koblenz.

There have already been major disputes between Amazon and its workforce in America and France, including strikes, lawsuits and factory closures.

Germany is the second-largest market for Amazon after the U.S.

In Germany, its greatest marketplace after the United States, Amazon has given that February purchased 470 million hand disinfection bottles, 21 million pairs of gloves, 19 million masks and other confront safety gear and 39 million boxes of disinfectant wipes, a spokesman for Amazon in Germany reported.