Amazon workers in Germany to continue strikes in 2014
FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - Workers at Amazon.com Inc's German operations plan to continue their strikes next year, the Verdi labour union said on Friday, in a dispute over pay that has already been raging for several months.
"We will continue to strike, also next year," Verdi representative Joerg Lauenroth-Mago said. "But I won't say when and where exactly that will happen."
Hundreds of workers in Amazon's logistic centres in Bad Hersfeld and Leipzig have been on strike since Monday, in actions due to end on Saturday, Dec 21, threatening to disrupt shipments in the Christmas shopping season. Some staff at the company's Graben site have also stopped work.
Amazon said earlier this week 1,115 staff had joined the strikes at the three sites, but said there had been no delays to deliveries. The company employs a total of 9,000 warehouse staff in Germany plus 14,000 seasonal workers at nine distribution centres.