Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Amazon workers in Germany set to strike for pay, benefits

German labor union Verdi called on workers at Amazon.com to stage a strike in the country on Tuesday to put pressure on the global internet retailer to improve pay and benefits.

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

Amazon's German operations were not immediately available to comment.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/14/us-amazon-germany-idUSBRE94D05Q20130514