Amazon employees in Spain name a strike in the midst of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday marketing campaign | Economy | EUROtoday
CC OO has known as strikes of 1 hour per shift in all Amazon facilities in Spain for November 27 and 28, in the midst of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday marketing campaign, days during which e-commerce peaks in gross sales earlier than of the Christmas season. The union states, in an announcement launched this Monday, that the target is to protest the “insufficient protection of occupational health suffered by the workforce and salaries that do not recognize the responsibilities and demands set by the company.”
Black Friday is November 24, though a portion of the purchases made that day are managed the next days for delivery. In addition, Monday the twenty seventh is one other essential day of reductions to encourage gross sales. “Amazon pays the minimum wages for the sector in each province, for the majority of our population. This is neither a correct decision nor is it fair,” states the union. “Although the company gives us improvements, in no case does it compensate for what it demands of us every day. We must remind them that the regulations contemplate minimum work conditions, but Amazon requires us to give the maximum and not the minimum,” he provides.
The union says that it has verified, along with the Labor Inspection, that “the accident and incident management system implemented by Amazon is hiding possible failures in safety measures.” “The direct consequence is the failure to apply the necessary prevention measures: if the problem is not recognized, it cannot be solved, it is that simple and that serious,” he provides.
For its half, Amazon has defended that its staff work in a “modern and safe” surroundings and that their salaries are “competitive”, of “at least 1,400 euros per month and with opportunities to grow and develop their careers,” in line with experiences. Eph. Additionally, take into account that “employees and their families have comprehensive benefits, including private health and life insurance, paid meals, extended paid parental leave, and employee discounts, to name a few.”
H&M additionally joins
There can even be a strike at H&M Customer Services, the platform that gives customer support on the net channel of the Swedish vogue model in Spain, as reported by the organizing union, CGT. It has been known as for November 24, the day of Black Friday. The affected employees, about 200, ask for wage enhancements.
And, though a strike has not been known as but, CC OO has launched a calendar of mobilizations at Inditex as a result of it understands that “the time has come” to ascertain a negotiation desk for the logistics facilities, the place working situations could be agreed upon. widespread for the 8,500 employees, as reported in an announcement. The mobilizations started this Monday with a rally in entrance of the headquarters in Arteixo (A Coruña).
The Inditex group has a community of 12 logistics platforms, distributed in Galicia (Zara Logistics and Pull & Bear), Aragon (Europe Platform), Catalonia (Stradivarius, Bershka, Massimo Dutti and Oysho), Madrid (Meco Platform), Castilla- La Mancha (Plataforma Cabanillas and Zara Home), Castilla y León (Plataforma León) and Valencia (Tempe). CC OO complains that “unfortunately, those who work in these centers do not have the same rights,” so it’s pressing to “activate an area for social dialogue the place these issues that, being widespread, the corporate applies with nice inequality could be mentioned. “, always under its negotiating policy.”
In the month of December, CC OO will name a second focus, this case in Madrid, if there is no such thing as a progress with the corporate.
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