Amazon This week, the company will face new struggles with labor unions as its employees around the globe prepare to protest against it on one of its busiest working days. in The year.
A coordinated action that is part of a movement known as “Make Amazon Pay,” 80 trade unions, tax watchdogs, environmental activists, and other organizations have organized the strike and protest. in Around 40 countries.
This is what the coalition wants. Amazon “pays its workers fairly and respects their right to join unions, pays its fair share of taxes and commits to real environmental sustainability.”
It announced on Thursday that its members would protest and strike. Black (*40*) (Nov. 25), the group accused the tech giant This is “squeezing every last drop it can from workers, communities and the planet.”
Workers in France, Germany, India, and Japan will protest, strike, and walkout against the U.S. while activists in South Africa and Ireland will host demonstrations Amazon headquarters in They are the respective countries. Additional action will also take place in Additional countries.
“As workers around the world struggle with the cost of living scandal, Amazon, despite its enormous profits, is forcing real terms pay cuts on its workers,” Daniel Kopp, one among Make Amazon Pay’s coordinators said in A statement was made on Thursday
“It shirks its taxes, and its CO2 emissions are soaring. In the face of the cost-of-living scandal, global debt crisis and climate emergency, we are coming together to make Amazon pay.”
Nazma Akhter, president of Bangladesh’s Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation—which represents garment workers in Amazon’s supply chain and will march on Black (*40*) for union recognition, higher pay and better conditions—said Thursday that the organization’s members “toil to swell Amazon’s coffers often without any recognition that we are even Amazon workers.”
She said that Bangladesh was her country. “on the frontline of climate breakdown” You wanted to see? Amazon All employees are paid a fair wage, and the company is responsible for any environmental damage it causes.
‘We are not perfect,’ Amazon “
A spokesperson Amazon Telled The Sunday Review It said that it was working on addressing the Make Amazon Pay, as the company stated “represents a variety of interests.”
“While we are not perfect in any area, if you objectively look at what Amazon is doing on these important matters you’ll see that we do take our role and our impact very seriously,” They agreed.
“We are inventing and investing significantly in all these areas, playing a significant role in addressing climate change with the Climate Pledge commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040, continuing to offer competitive wages and great benefits, and inventing new ways to keep our employees safe and healthy in our operations network, to name just a few.”
A spokesperson said that “anyone can see [this] for themselves by taking a tour at one of our sites.”
Make Amazon Pay’s plans for Black (*40*) are the latest in a string of events that show growing unrest among the company’s workers.
Amazon, like other major corporations It has been a difficult year for many, including Google, Apple, Starbucks, and Google, to unionize some of its U.S. employees.
Japanese Amazon Drivers, on the other hand, have unified to resist unrealistic A.I. delivery routes that don’t account for rivers, train tracks, or narrow roads.
Black (*40*) and Cyber Monday, which will fall on Nov. 28 this year, are the busiest dates in The retail year is with Amazon Recording a record-breaking Black Friday sale in 2021.
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