Germany - Amazon envisaged in long-running dispute - January 01, 2017

The trade union Ver.di has called workers at the warehouses of U.S. online retailer on strike on 21 December 2016, as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Ver.di said in a statement it was calling on workers at three of the nine Amazon warehouses to join the strike, which will run until 24 December. Germany is Amazon's second-biggest market after the United States, with 11,000 warehouse staff plus thousands of seasonal workers. The trade union members of the different workplaces have opened a permanent website with reports about the protests and activities.

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