Strikes at Amazon German Warehouses Up to Christmas

Germany is Amazon's second-biggest market after the U.S. with 10,000 warehouse staff and more than 10,000 seasonal workers


BerlinDec. 22, 2015—Workers at German warehouses of U.S. online retailer Inc. were called out on a new strike by labor union Verdi as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.

Verdi said in a statement that workers at six of the nine Amazon warehouses were joining the strike, which will run until Dec. 24 at four of the centers and for shorter periods at the others.

Germany is Amazon's second-biggest market after the United States with 10,000 warehouse staff plus more than 10,000 seasonal workers. A Verdi spokeswoman said the union expected a similar number of workers to join the strike as previously, when hundreds of staff walked off the job at several warehouses.

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