Amazon workers in Germany to go on strike over coronavirus infections

Posted 6 days ago

From WWW.REUTERS.COM

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Workers at six Amazon sites in Germany will go on strike on Monday in protest over safety after some staff at logistics centres tested positive for coronavirus, labour union Verdi said.

Verdi said on Sunday that the strike would last at least 48 hours, under the motto ‘Good and healthy work’, to denounce what it called a lack of transparency by the U. S. retail giant after workers tested positive for COVID-19.

“We have information that at least 30 to 40 colleagues were infected,” said Verdi representative Orhan Akman.

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