Amazon faces strikes in Germany on busy Prime Day

  • Amazon workers in Germany chose to strike on Amazon Prime Day, which is usually one of busiest days of the year for the company.
  • Strikes are set to take place in the German cities of Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne, Graben and Koblenz.
  • Ver.di, the union behind the strikes, think Amazon workers deserve better pay, working conditions and more respect.



a man riding on the back of a truck: Amazon vans line up at a distribution center to pick up packages for delivery on Amazon Prime Day, July 16, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.


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Amazon vans line up at a distribution center to pick up packages for delivery on Amazon Prime Day, July 16, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

LONDON — Amazon workers are striking in Germany on Prime Day, which is usually one of busiest days of the year for the e-commerce giant.

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Warehouse workers in the German cities of Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne, Graben and Koblenz are due to take part in the strike, which is being organized by German labor union ver.di.

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