Workers At The UK Warehouse To Strike Prior The Amazon Prime Day Event

by Business 10 July 2023

Workers Strike Prior The Amazon Prime Day Event

A potential strike is to take place from the 11th to the 13th of July at the Amazon warehouse in Coventry. The timings are set for two hours in the morning and the other two in the evening at a continuity of three days.

Approximately 900 workers are expected to be a part of the said strike over payment disputes, as told by the labor union GMB.

Amazon expects to generate almost $7 billion in revenue from Prime Day sales, recording an increase of 12%.

A strike at the Amazon warehouse at Coventry is expected to occur prior to the big Amazon event, as reported by the labor union GMB. The strike will take place between the 11th to 13th of July and will be put into action for two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening for three consecutive days.

Unfortunately, the strike coincides with the Prime Day event of Amazon, which is said to happen from the 11th to the 12th of July.

GMB Senior Organizer Rachel Fagen said,

“GMB members in Coventry have time and time again shown that this fight will only end with 15 pounds ($19.25) an hour and union rights.”

However, Amazon, one of the largest eCommerce platforms in the world, claimed that the minimum starting pay for employees is between 11 to 12 pounds an hour, which also depends on the location.

Amazon confirmed that the Coventry warehouse does not directly serve customers, and there will be no disruption to customers whatsoever.

The union said last month that the workers in the Coventry warehouse voted for six more months of strikes. Before this, the workers went on a strike back in the month of June.

According to JP Morgan,

“Amazon expects to record a $7 billion revenue generation from its Prime Day sales, which is a 12% increase from the Prime Day revenue which was generated in the third quarter of last year.”

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