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Amazon workers ready to strike

Published 2nd September 2022 by Dan

Amazon workers at a Coventry warehouse have voted they are ready to take strike action over pay. 

More than 300 workers voted in the consultative ballot at the fulfilment centre in the West Midlands, with 97 per cent saying they were ready to walk out. 

Amazon workers across the UK have staged informal protests in anger at a pay offer of between one and three per cent from the company.

Last September, Amazon reported paying £492m in tax the previous year – despite UK revenue soaring to £20.6billion in the pandemic.

GMB will now meet with members at Amazon Coventry to discuss next steps, including a potential formal strike ballot. 

Amanda Gearing, GMB Senior Organiser, said: 

“Amazon workers are rightly furious and they are ready to walk out.  

“They’re being offered 35p an hour during the worst cost of living crisis in a generation – and that’s from a company worth more than £1 trillion. 

“If Amazon wants to keep its empire running, it needs to get round the table with GMB to improve the pay and conditions of workers.”