We want to show solidarity with Amazon employees and workers who are fighting since Monday until probably Christmas Eve at 6 German Amazon locations and shipping centers in Werne, Leipzig, Rheinberg, Bad Hersfeld and Koblenz for adequate protection conditions from Covid-19, an appropriate collective agreement and Christmas bonuses. In the Amazon locations Graben, Bayreuth and Borgstedt there have already been more than 160 infected workers* in recent weeks. The company is responsible for the increase of infections and illnesses among the workers and lets the Christmas business continue. Insufficient attention is paid to the health and safety of workers who are employed precariously and under exploitative conditions.
There is a rally announced for Wednesday, 23.12. at 14:00 at U Warschauer Str, come with mask and distance, show solidarity or inform yourself. Struggle together against the exploitative conditions in the Amazon centers and against the planned 140 meter Amazon Tower at Warschauer Brücke. Exploitation, health hazards, displacement and privatization, greed for profit, environmental destruction & surveillance are connected, let’s fight them together! People before profits!
“While the corporation continues to increase its billions in profits, it refuses to pay workers under collective bargaining agreements. These are minimum conditions.” “Instead, our colleagues are subjected to even greater pressure because Amazon makes delivery promises despite the additional work hustle. This is inevitably at the expense of the health of the workforce, especially now under the conditions of the pandemic.” (ver.di)
Find out more about the Amazon strike (Verdi, German): https://www.verdi.de/themen/corona/++co++a8bea25a-3fba-11eb-91a0-001a4a160129