German Amazon employees work lay down to salary




Employees of three of the eight German distribution of Amazon, who want to get paid more, lay down their work Monday. The employees are all longer at odds with Amazon, that few should have the influence that unions are trying to exercise.

Amazon The Amazon employees lay down their work in the distribution centers in Bad Hersfeld, Graben and Leipzig, writes Reuters. In addition, protested at the headquarters of Amazon in Seattle with American unions and will be protested. On Tuesday at an Amazon office in Germany Werne Germany, after the United States, the largest market for Amazon and the store has 9,000 people.

Amazon and the German trade union Verdi, one of the three major German trade unions, are continuing in the clinch. Verdi wants Amazon employees get paid more because they would have to be paid. ‘Retail and mail order employees’ According to Amazon, its employees must, however, be classified as warehouse workers, the German distribution and are paid for that measure fine.

The giant store is skeptical about the role of unions. Dave Clark, a high official who is about Amazon Amazon’s global operations, said to The New York Times earlier that unions want a say, changes in working hours to the processes for handling orders everything. This would allow changes to be made more difficult thinks Clark, while Amazon just wants to be able to implement quickly. Changes in their own words

In Germany there is currently no minimum wage, although the new German government coalition has agreed that there is a minimum wage in 2015, which will be implemented in phases. In 2017 the minimum wage will amount to EUR 8.50 per hour. It is unclear whether the Amazon employees now earn more than that.


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