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Amazon employees continuously protest low wages, but now they are acting on it.
On Wednesday, members of the GMB Union, a union that organizes industrial workers in virtually all sectors, will go on strike at Amazon’s warehouse in Coventry, east of Birmingham.
They have otherwise received a wage increase of just over four kroner an hour, but this does not offset inflation, which is also raging in Great Britain, the union believes.
To the media, Amazon employees Garfield Hilton and Darren Westwood talk about “severe” working conditions and say that they are constantly monitored by their bosses.
Even a visit to the toilet can lead to critical questions from their bosses, they report.
And they also say that even the robots in the warehouse in Coventry are treated better than the employees.
But Amazon isn’t buying the criticism.
They have a system that “recognizes good performance”, and then they encourage employees to accept coachingso they can help the employees achieve their goals, says a spokesperson for Amazon, the BBC has spoken to.
Amazon’s employees talk about a system where managers in the warehouse track the employees’ performance, and that time passes in the working day when time is not spent scanning the goods in the Coventry warehouse, which are then sent further through the system and out to the customers.
But that part is also a truth with modifications, believes the spokesperson for Amazon, whom the BBC has spoken to.
“If an employee logs out, which they can do at any time, the performance management tool is paused,” it reads.
Of the 1,500 workers at Amazon’s Coventry warehouse, around 300 are expected to go on strike on Wednesday,
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