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Amazon workers in Germany will strike about COVID-19 bacterial infections

Amazon workers in Germany will strike about COVID-19 bacterial infections”

The Verdi workers' union has therefore called for a strike and said on Sunday that it will initially be set for 48 hours from Monday. The motto is "good and healthy work", criticism is given of the lack of transparency on the part of the United States company after several workers tested positive for COVID-19.

"We're upping the pressure as Amazon has so far given no sign of understanding and is endangering employees' health for company profits", Orhan Akman, a representative for service workers' union Verdi, said in a statement. Workers criticized the firm for not notifying staff when colleagues tested good for the coronavirus.

Opposition Greens party co-leader Annalena Baerbock backed the strike, calling for "fair wages, dignified working conditions and above all a collective bargaining agreement" at Amazon.

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Furthermore, Verdi informed that the protests will hit the company sites in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne, and Koblenz.

Amazon rejected the accusations in a assertion and stated that as of June it experienced invested $4 billion on measures to secure its world-wide workforce and consumers from the threat of COVID-19 infections.

About 2,000 Amazon.com Inc. workers in Germany are staging strikes after coronavirus infections connected to local warehouses raised concerns about employee safety procedure. Germany is the e-commerce giant's 2nd-major current market right after the US. One of the spokesperson of the company told that Amazon has since February ordered 470 million hand disinfection bottles, 21 million pairs of gloves, 19 million masks and other face protection gear, and 39 million boxes of disinfectant wipes.



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