BERLIN — Workers at Amazon distribution
Union ver.di said Friday that the walkouts began overnight at six distribution
Union representative Orhan Akman said Amazon staff want to send a signal that their work can’t be bought with the kind of extreme discounts Amazon offers around this time of the year.
Akman also accused the company of putting “extreme pressure” on staff that’s causing some to fall ill.
Amazon said in an emailed statement that “packages are arriving punctually, because the bulk of employees is dealing completely normally with customers’ orders today.”
It said that it offers pay “at the upper end of comparable jobs” and other benefits.
The Associated Press