Amazon he is well known for his approach to an employee, whom he treats as another number on a sheet. For the company, the priority is to produce more than the well-being of employees, which in some places around the world are not properly paid. In 2019 alone, there were about 14,000 serious injuries while working among Amazon’s staff. Workers and associations of various kinds have been trying to influence the corporation to improve for some time the conditions of employment in company.
According to the Vice portal, this time a coalition “Make Amazon Pay” hit where the corporation can really hurt. It will take place this Friday Black Friday, a day when citizens of the United States and an increasing number of countries can expect significant price reductions, one-off offers and promotions. It is the most profitable day of the year for retailers in the US. Exactly There will be coordinated protests on November 26 and strikes in Amazon facilities in over 20 countries at once.
The activities of the “Make Amazon Pay” coalition will include, among others suppliers strike in Italy, work break in French warehouses, demonstrations at new office construction sites and workers’ protests in Bangladesh and Cambodia. In addition to these countries, workers from Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, England, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Ireland, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand and India will also join the protests. The news of the planned protests also reached Amazon’s headquarters.
“These groups represent a variety of interests, and we are not perfect on any of these levels. If you look objectively at what Amazon is doing in each of these spheres, you can clearly see our role and impact. We find and invest in new solutions in each of these spheres, we play a significant role in the fight against climate change […], we offer competitive rates and great benefits – said Kelly Nantel, Amazon’s director of media relations in an interview with Vice.