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PremierLeague-News.Com - Staff are demanding better pay while Amazon says it is working towards improvements in areas like employee health and safety
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Amazon is set to be hit by Black Friday strikes in 40 countries including the UK as workers call for better pay. The 'Make Amazon Pay' movement will pose a challenge for the online tech giant during one of the busiest times of the year. Staff are calling for fair pay and the right for workers to join unions. The movement, which involves 80 organisations, also demands that Amazon pays its fair share of taxes and commit to environmental sustainability. Amazon employees in the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, US, India and South Africa are organising some form of protest, Retail Gazette reports, from strikes and walk-outs to demonstrations outside offices. Read more: Aldi and Lidl issue urgent warning to shoppers who buy ice cream and cheese Amazon said it is working towards improving in areas such as climate change and employee health and safety. A spokesperson said: "We are inventing and investing significantly in all these areas.
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. BirminghamLive reported in August when Amazon workers at at the company's Rugeley warehouse staged a walk-out over an alleged 50p pay rise offer. Amazon said at the time that staff had received a 25 per cent pay rise since 2018. Meanwhile, Black Friday sales are expected to quieter this year due to the cost of living crisis. Experts are predicting a 0.8 per cent year-on-year increase in retail spend over the weekend, compared to the rate of inflation which is running at over 10 per cent. READ NEXT: Black Friday 2022 LIVE: Best tech deals with Sky, Vodafone, EE, Amazon, Three and more NHS nurses' strike dates announced for December in lead up to Christmas Cheapest settings for Christmas lights revealed and how much they cost to run Warning issued to Tesco, Aldi and Asda shoppers who pay in cash John Lewis facing High Court battle over Christmas advert
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