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Striking Amazon workers to meet to plan ‘escalation’

Published 9th February 2023 by Dan

Striking Amazon workers are set to meet on today [Thursday 9 February 20223] to plan ‘escalation’ of industrial action. 

More than 350 staff at the company’s Coventry warehouse made history on 25 January – becoming the first Amazon workers in the UK to strike. 

Workers and their GMB representatives will now meet to plan the next steps, including the next strike date. 

Amanda Gearing, GMB Senior Organiser, said: 

“Amazon workers in Coventry have already made history, but they are hungry for more. 

“The support the received during the first UK Amazon strike was incredible, but they know they need to keep fighting to win a decent standard of living. 

“Their poverty pay is about to become even more urgent with Amazon set to become a minimum-wage employer once the National Minimum Wage (NMW) increases in April.  

“Amazon workers in Coventry will earn just 8 pence above the NMW in April 2023. 

“GMB urges Amazon bosses to get round the table and negotiate a pay rise that will stop further strikes.”