Sunday, May 26, 2013

Amazon workers in Germany set for second strike for higher pay

Workers at global internet retailer's German operations are set to go on a second daylong strike on Monday in a dispute over pay and benefits.

Trade union Verdi is calling on workers at Amazon's logistics center in Leipzig to stop working from 12:30 p.m. ET, it said, after 600 workers at its facilities in Bad Hersfeld and around 300 in Leipzig went on strike on May 14.

Amazon employs around 9,000 people in Germany and has come under fire from the union for refusing to implement a collective agreement on employment conditions similar to deals at other mail order and retail firms.