Protests held at five locations across Britain were spearheaded by the GMB Union.
Amazon CEO "Jeff Bezos is the richest bloke on the planet; he can afford to sort this out". It insists that the customers haven not been impacted, however as the majority of staffers continued to work. Meanwhile, Amazon refuted all these claims and said that it is a fair and responsible employer with positive and safe working conditions.
Employees at Amazon's San Fernando de Henares facility near Madrid have been demanding better wages and work conditions for months and have already staged several strikes this year.
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In a press release sent to Business Insider, the GMB said it was protesting "inhuman conditions" at the warehouses.
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Still, a group of Somali workers at Amazon's Shakopee, Minnesota, fulfillment center plan to protest December 14 following issues over workplace conditions and religious accommodations. "They are breaking bones, being knocked unconscious and being taken away in ambulances", Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said in a statement.
"You'd think making the workplace safer so people aren't carted out of the warehouse in an ambulance is in everyone's interest, but Amazon seemingly have no will to get round the table with us". "We are not robots", the strikers are proclaiming.
The protest has been organised by the GMB union as part of a nationwide action outside the online retailing giant's five United Kingdom sites.
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Employees want a labour agreement that would better overtime pay, for instance. UNI tells me that more than 2,400 workers in Spain and Germany are on strike now, with hundreds more in the other areas. Amazon has invested over 27 billion euros [$30.6 billion] and created over 75,000 permanent jobs across Europe since 2010.
"We encourage everyone to compare our pay, benefits, and working conditions to others and come to see for yourself on one of the public tours we offer every day at our centers across the UK", the statement reads.