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USA: Amazon warehouse employees plan Prime Day strike against unsafe working conditions and labour conditions

Author: Anthony Cuthbertson, The Independent, Published on: 10 July 2019

"Amazon Prime Day 2019 strike planned as shoppers await best deals of huge sales event", 9 July 2019

...Employees in Amazon’s Shakopee warehouse in Minnesota will walk out during Prime Day on 15 July in protest against perceived unsafe working conditions.

Awood Center, a workers’ rights advocacy group, is leading the protest and is demanding reduced quotas and for more temporary workers to be granted full-time positions.

...Amazon claims that 90 per cent of the workers at the Shakopee warehouse are employed full-time, with over 100 temporary workers converting to full-time positions this year.

...[Amazon] also claims that productivity metrics have not changed since November 2018.

“The fact is Amazon offers already what this outside organisation is asking for...We provide great employment opportunities with excellent pay ranging from $16.25-$20.80 an hour, and comprehensive benefits including healthcare, up to 20 weeks parental leave, paid education, promotional opportunities, and more.”...

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Related companies: Amazon.com