Several hundred workers staged a one-day strike at a German plant of US-based internet retailer Amazon on Monday to press for better pay and benefits. This strike at the Bad Hersfeld site was the third in three weeks at Amazon’s German operations.
“It will last the whole day, until the end of the late shift”, a union spokeswoman said.
The union insisted on a collective bargaining agreement. The company rejected the demand and said it paid well by the standards of the logistics sector.
Amazon has about 9,000 staff in Germany. More than 3,300 people work at the Bad Hersfeld site. Around 2,000 people are employed at the warehouse in Leipzig in eastern Germany where work slowdown has been taking place.