Black Friday will see the largest day of industrial disruption in Amazon’s thirty-year history, with strikes across the globe including in Europe and the USA.
In the UK, more than 1,000 workers at the retail giant’s Coventry warehouse will down tool in the dispute over low pay – the 28th day of action in the dispute.
Amazon’s Coventry fulfilment centre is one of the busiest in Amazon’s UK operations with concerns mounting about the strikes impact of Amazon customers.
The strike day will include a rally in support of striking Amazon workers in Coventry.
Amanda Gearing, GMB Organiser, said:
“Amazon has lost nearly thirty days to strike action in the UK this year alone.
“Despite that, Amazon bosses are desperate to claim it will be business as usual for Amazon and Amazon customers this Black Friday.
“The truth is that this Black Friday will see the largest day of industrial disruption in Amazon’s thirty-year history.
“Coventry is the beating heart of Amazon’s distribution network; strike action on Black Friday will ripple throughout the company’s UK logistics.
“With industrial action escalating and workers joining strike action in Europe and the USA, it’s clear that Coventry workers are inspiring Amazon workers worldwide to fight for their share of company profits.
“As a union representing thousands of Amazon workers, we can no longer in good faith watch as our members walk into unsafe workplaces and endure poverty pay.
“This is an unprecedented and historic moment, with low paid workers taking on one of the world’s most powerful corporations”.