Amazon.com Inc has reinstated warehouse productivity quotas despite telling a judge it was suspending them during the Covid-19 pandemic, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing a court filing by company workers.
A German trade union called on workers at seven Amazon warehouses to go on strike on Tuesday to coincide with the global "Prime Day" event that was postponed due to operational challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.
Trade union Verdi called for workers at a key Amazon logistics centre in Germany to go on strike over the crucial final shopping days before Christmas, demanding better pay and conditions for workers there.
Amazon.com Inc’s Prime Day is now a major marketing opportunity and shopping event in the annual calendar for other U.S. retail companies, rivalling the Thanksgiving holiday’s Black Friday as a driver of sales.
Workers at seven Amazon sites across Germany will go on strike over pay for at least two days this week starting on Sunday night going into Monday, as the U.S. firm revealed earlier on Sunday plans for a 13th warehouse.