Jan 26, 2023 | Politics

‘Robots Are Treated Better:’ Amazon Workers Strike in UK

'Robots Are Treated Better:' Amazon Workers Strike in UK

Amazon, which has faced nationwide strikes across the United States, has now experienced its first-ever strike in the United Kingdom, at the tech giant’s warehouse in Coventry, England, where protestors said “robots are treated better” than human employees.

Hundreds of Amazon workers are on strike in the UK, with employees expressing their dismay over a below-inflation pay increase and tough working conditions — which include long hours, high injury rates, and aggressive, tech-enhanced monitoring of staff — CNBC News reports.

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ROMEOVILLE, IL - AUGUST 01: Workers pack and ship customer orders at the 750,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center on August 1, 2017 in Romeoville, Illinois. On August 2, Amazon will be holding job fairs at several fulfillment centers around the country, including the Romeoville facility, in an attempt to hire more than 50,000 workers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Employees were seen camping by a bonfire and waving union flags outside the Coventry warehouse on Wednesday morning. Protestors arrived with signs, one reading, “Fight for £15,” and another that said, “The wrong Amazon is burning.”

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