“They work for one of the richest companies in the world, yet they have to work round the clock to keep themselves afloat.”
By GMB Union
Amazon workers have announced a week-long strike at the company’s Coventry warehouse.
More than 350 staff at the West Midland fulfilment centre will walk out on 28th February, 2nd March and from 13th to 17th March.
Amazon Coventry workers made history on 25 January – becoming the first Amazon workers in the UK to strike – in their fight for £15 per hour
Amanda Gearing, GMB Senior Organiser, said:
“This unprecedented week-long strike shows the anger among Amazon workers in Coventry. They work for one of the richest companies in the world, yet they have to work round the clock to keep themselves afloat.
“It’s sickening that Amazon workers in Coventry will earn just 8 pence above the NMW in April 2023.
“Amazon bosses can stop this industrial action by doing the right thing and negotiating a proper pay rise with workers.”
- This article was originally published by GMB Union on February 13th 2023.