Amazon workers in UK to strike during Prime Day event
Amazon workers in Coventry, United Kingdom will strike across three days over a pay dispute, coinciding with a “Prime Day” sales event the company has announced for July 11-12.
It is understood that nearly 900 Amazon workers will take part in the strike, which will take place for two hours during the morning and two hours in the evening on the three days.
Speaking with Reuters, a representative for the labour union GMB said “GMB members in Coventry have time and time again shown that this fight will only end with 15 pounds an hour and union rights.”
Amazon says the minimum starting pay for its employees is between 11-12 pounds per hour, depending on the location.
The Coventry warehouse does not directly serve customer orders and there will be no disruption to customers, Amazon told Reuters in an email.