Amazon workers strike in Europe

CGIL

Hundreds of Amazon workers in Germany and Italy are on strike during one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Over 500 employees are wearing their first strike in Amazon Central warehouse in Piacenza, near Milan.

Piazcenza is Amazon main Italian hub, employs 4,000 employees.

Amazon, said: “The vast majority of our employees in Italy and Germany came to work and remained focused on providing the best customer experience.”

He added: “We are proud of our record of job creation, and we are confident that we can deliver to our customers in this season.”

E-commerce is growing fast in Italy, but online sales make up only 10% of total retail sales, according to consultancy EY, which is half the European average.

The Verdi Union said, the people are also striking in six warehouses in Germany over wages and working conditions.

In a statement from Verdi Board member Stefanie Nutzberger, said workers faced “to generate high pressure, more and more in less time, permanent performance control and monitoring, [and] poor management culture”.

Luigi Giove, Secretary-General of the Italian trade Union CGIL, said profits, the call to strike, to layers, to distribute the “exhausting” and for Amazon, their.