Amazon UK workers strike over pay

Amazon workers at its warehouse in Tilbury, Essex have walked out over the company’s latest pay offer.

On Wednesday night and throughout Thursday, Amazon workers went on strike after the e-commerce giant offered them a 35p pay rise, said the GMB Union.

Employees at the Essex site have said they want a £2 an hour pay rise to “better match the demands of the role” and cope with the cost-of-living crisis.

“Amazon is one of the most profitable companies on the planet,” said Steve Garelick, GMB regional organiser. “With household costs spiralling, the least they can do is offer decent pay.”

He added: “Amazon continues to reject working with trade unions to deliver better working conditions and fair pay. Their repeated use of short-term contracts is designed to undermine worker’s rights."

Retail Systems has approached Amazon for comment.

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