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15 Jul 2019

Amazon workers stage global 'Prime Day' strikes over poor working conditions

On 15-16 July 2019, Amazon warehouse workers around the world plan to stage strikes during 'Prime Day' - a two-day event where Amazon offers it's Prime members discount deals - over poor working conditions, including low wages, high targets, and dangerous working conditions. Workers in the US are also protesting against Amazon's involvement in the US authorities' deportation efforts.

In response to US strikes, Amazon has said: "We provide great employment opportunities with excellent pay... and comprehensive benefits including healthcare, up to 20 weeks parental leave, paid education, promotional opportunities, and more... [Amazon] encourages anyone to compare our pay, benefits, and workplace to other retailers and major employers... across the country.” You can read further comments in the articles below.