Make Amazon Pay is the name of the campaign launched unequivocally by 80 organizations that want to organize strikes and actions in 30 countries in November.
It should be in the next few days Thousands of Amazon employees are on strike in Great Britain. Participating organizations, including Verdi, plan to peak campaigns around Black Friday.
What is Amazon Pay Make?
In Germany, Verdi works with the global union Uni, among others.
What does Make Amazon Pay want?
Make Amazon Pay essentially seeks to achieve five goals, one of which is related to income. In addition to improvements in wages and working conditions, the campaign also calls on Amazon to stop using temporary workers, allow unionization, and operate more sustainably.
The campaign also calls on Amazon to “pay something back to the community.” This broadly defined request covers various points, from paying more taxes in countries where economic activity occurs to halting the development of devices like the Ring doorbell. Ring considers the campaign a “mass surveillance device.”
The balance of hits so far is clear, and Verdi has been repeatedly criticized for having little impact
In the middle of this year, the newspaper Hessenschau wrote in a review of ten years of Verdi strikes: “Even ten years after Verdi’s first strikes at Amazon, the union has yet to enforce a collective agreement. Verdi does not see this as a failure.” On the other hand, trade experts speak of it as an indictment.
What Amazon pays its employees
Amazon regional director Norbert Brandau commented to the newspaper Hessenschau in May: “Amazon shows every day that it is possible to be a good employer even without a collective agreement. We are working on this with the works councils and employees. We offer good salaries, social benefits and opportunities.” Development.”
Excerpt from Amazon information about profit opportunities in Germany
- The starting wages for all logistics employees in Germany equate to a gross of 14 euros per hour.
- Annual earnings after two years on a full-time basis: with a gross average of around €37,000.
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