Workers at Amazon UK to Strike for Higher Pay Today Amid January Sales
Amazon workers in the UK are set to stage their first-ever strike against the online giant on Wednesday in protest over pay. Members of the GMB union will walk out at Amazon’s Coventry warehouse, where they claim they have been offered a “derisory” 50p an hour pay rise.
The GMB union is calling on Amazon to pay its UK workers £15 an hour, bringing their wages in line with their American counterparts, who earn $18 an hour. However, Darren Westwood, a GMB union member, said he would be happy if the company increased pay by £2 an hour, stating “I think everyone would stop then and people would be happy.”Read more at express.co.uk