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Protests due to take place at Amazon Warehouses in North West as voting begins in a historic workers' rights ballot
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News  |  Sat - July 6, 2024 5:21 pm  |  Article Hits:688  |  A+ | a-
WE have been informed that demonstrations will be held in both Warrington and Carlisle, to mark the day workers at Amazon’s Coventry Warehouse cast the 1st votes in their bid to force Amazon to recognise a Union for the 1st time within the UK.

The vote in Coventry follows a 3 week period which saw Union representatives granted access to Amazon's Coventry Fulfilment Centre by the Government's Central Arbitration Committee.

More than 3,000 workers will take part in the ballot; if a majority of them vote:- 'yes,' Amazon will be forced to negotiate pay, terms and conditions with GMB Union

The vote runs until:- Saturday, 13 July 2024, with a result expected on:- 15 July 2024.  

Andy Prendergast, GMB National Secretary, said:- "Workers have come together because of the poverty pay and unsafe conditions Amazon has thrust upon them. They want the same fair pay and safe conditions as any of us would demand. GMB members face shocking levels of intimidation, fear, and abuse at the hands of bosses for daring to fight. Amazon has had every chance to do the right thing; now workers are taking things into their own hands to make work better."

This action might see Amazon deliveries delayed on:- Monday, 8 July 2024 as a result of the action being taken.
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