Amazon workers at six sites across Germany plan to strike Monday. Dozens of staff members at its logistics centers have been infected with the coronavirus. The union says the company is prioritizing profits over workers’ safety.
At least 30 to 40 colleagues were infected with the virus. The strike will last 48 hours and be conducted with the motto’Oh good and healthy work’.
Amazon warehouse workers in Germany have struck several times in recent years, over worker pay and conditions. In Germany, workers have struck a number of times over workers pay.
A group of three Amazon warehouse workers in New York filed suit against the company earlier this month. They claim the company put them and their families at risk of contracting the virus. Workers criticized the company for notifying workers when colleagues tested positive for the coronavirus.
At least seven Amazon warehouse workers have died from covid-19 since the outbreak began. At least 7 people have died in the US from the outbreak.
Monday’s strikes are planned for Amazon sites in Leipzig, bad hersfeld, rheinberg, werne, and Koblenz. Germany is the e-commerce giant’s second-biggest market after the US.