Thursday, 21 November, 2019

Amazon Germany says more worried about snow than strikes

A man holds a laptop with the logo of the online retailer Amazon during a protest by the Attac pressure group outside the Chancellery in Berlin demanding from G20 summit participants the implementation of a unitary tax to fight tax evasion,   September 5,   2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peterhas no intention of bowing to pressure from striking workers in Germany, its second biggest market behind the United States, and is more worried about bad weather hurting Christmas deliveries, its country head said. "We are talking about a minority who take part in actions brought on by the union," Ralf Kleber told Reuters in an interview. "Amazon is a fair employer. The majority of workers would say it is a good, well-paid job." Trade union Verdi has staged a series of strikes this year in a dispute over pay and conditions at distribution centres in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld.

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