abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthC4067174-3DD9-4B9E-AD64-284FDAAE6338@1xinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphLinkedInlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshIconnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb

9 May 2023

UVW Union

Amazon warehouse cleaners deserve fair pay

See all tags Allegations

Latin American workers that clean the warehouses of billionaire global giant Amazon in Dartford say no to poverty pay.

The cleaners, UVW members, are paid less than warehouse operatives and not a penny more than the absolute minimum legal wage of previously £9.50 and recently as of 1st April 2023 £10.42 per hour. This is despite working overnight at greater risk to their health and to the detriment of their family lives whilst living in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

That’s why the Amazon warehouse cleaners are demanding 25% increase in their pay, which brings them up to the recommended minimum yet modest London Living wage (LLW). Other demands include a fairer distribution of hours and workloads as well as dignity and respect at work. 

In May, the brave workers forced their employer to negotiate a voluntary recognition deal with their union, UVW. The migrant workers will be the first cleaners on any Amazon site to win union recognition in the UK!