Global Black Friday Protests Against Amazon

To mark Black Friday, GMB protested outside Amazon sites across the U.K. to highlight the appalling conditions workers face.

To mark Black Friday, GMB protested outside Amazon sites across the U.K. to highlight the appalling conditions workers face. | Photo: GMB

“Why not spend the money making their warehouses less dangerous places to work? Amazon workers want Jeff Bezos to know they are people—not robots.”

The demonstrations against ‘Black Friday’ multiplied in several countries Friday to denounce consumption and its climatic consequences, with strikes in Germany, United Kingdom, France and others focusing their complaint against the Amazon company.

Labor rights activists and climate campaigners across Europe used the occasion of ‘Black Friday,’ the busiest shopping day of the year, to call attention to and protest Amazon’s “appalling” working conditions, paltry benefits, and destructive environmental practices.

“Workers are breaking bones, being knocked unconscious, and being taken away in ambulances,” said the National Officer with the GMB Union, Mick Rix, which organized demonstrations at Amazon warehouses across the U.K.

“Amazon has spent a fortune on fluffy adverts saying what a great place it is to work,” Rix said, adding that “why not spend the money making their warehouses less dangerous places to work? Amazon workers want Jeff Bezos to know they are people—not robots” […]

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Black-Friday-Protests-Amazon-Needs-to-Work-for-Labor-Rights-20191130-0007.html/

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