FILE PHOTO: A parcel moves on the conveyor belt at Amazon’s logistics centre in Graben near Augsburg December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Workers at six Amazon sites in Germany will go on strike on Monday in protest over safety after some staff at logistics centres tested positive for coronavirus, labour union Verdi said.
Verdi said on Sunday that the strike would last at least 48 hours, under the motto ‘Good and healthy work’, to denounce what it called a lack of transparency by the U.S. retail giant after workers tested positive for COVID-19.
“We have information that at least 30 to 40 colleagues were infected,” said Verdi representative Orhan Akman.
Amazon has faced a long-running battle with unions in Germany over better pay and conditions for logistics workers, who have staged frequent strikes since 2013.
Verdi said the strikes will hit Amazon sites in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld,