AMAZON WORKERS AT UK WAREHOUSE STRIKE AGAIN – As employees demand better wage rises to deal with high inflation
The workers, who walked out of the U.S. retail giant’s site in Coventry, also plan to strike on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as Nov. 24, which is Black Friday and a key date in Amazon’s calendar.
The latest action comes at the back end of a year that has seen wider industrial unrest in the UK as employees demand better wage rises to deal with high inflation.
Amazon, which employs 75,000 in the UK, said last month that from Oct. 15, minimum starting pay would increase by at least one pound an hour to between 11.80 pounds and 12.50 pounds, depending on location. Pay rates will further increase to between 12.30 pounds and 13 pounds an hour from April next year.
Amazon has been feeling the pinch of unionisation efforts globally. Last year, workers at an Amazon warehouse in New York City voted to form the first union at the company.