If you still have Easter wishes and want to order them via Amazon, then you better hurry up. Because strikes have started at six distribution centers. This means that there may be delays in shipping the orders.

Strikes on Amazon

The strike revolves around the recognition of collective agreements in the retail and mail order business. In addition, the employees would like to obtain a wage increase of 4.5 percent and an additional fixed amount of 45 euros per month. In addition, according to Verdi, the corona regulations in Amazon’s distribution centers are apparently not fully complied with. However, the company denies this. In a statement it says: “These include, among other things, increased cleaning and disinfection intervals, temperature measurement when entering the building, mask requirement, 2-meter distance rules and staggered shift and break times.”

Amazon also explains that in the distribution centers affected by the strikes, 90 percent of the workforce is working normally. Therefore, it is not expected to have a major impact on the shipping of orders. However, this cannot be ruled out entirely. The strikes are over four days ago Easter and take place at the Leipzip, Bad Hersfeld, Werne, Koblenz and Rheinberg locations.

It is not yet clear whether Verdi and the employees will be successful with their strikes. But Amazon states that the wages, benefits and career opportunities are already “excellent”. So the negotiations are likely to be tough. It is therefore not yet possible to predict whether the strikes will continue on the four days before Easter.

Those: DerStandard


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