Amazon workers at UK warehouse to strike for three days in July
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The strike will take place from July 11-13 at Amazon’s warehouse in Coventry, for two hours during the morning and two hours in the evening on the three days, GMB said in an emailed statement to Reuters. It coincides with a “Prime Day” sales event the company has announced for July 11-12.
“GMB members in Coventry have time and time again shown that this fight will only end with 15 pounds ($19.25) an hour and union rights,” GMB Senior Organiser Rachel Fagan said.
Amazon did not respond to a Reuters request for comment outside business hours.
Last month, the union said that the Coventry warehouse workers had voted for six more months of strikes. The workers also went on strike last month from June 12-14.
Amazon is expected to record about $7 billion in revenue from its Prime Day sales, an increase of 12% from what was disclosed for Prime Day during the third quarter last year, according to JPMorgan.
Strikes have been called in several industries in Britain in recent months, including by nurses, teachers and transportation workers in response to inflationary pressures.
On Thursday, trade union RMT said the staff of the London Underground will strike from July 23-28 in a long-running dispute over pensions, job cuts and working conditions.