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.
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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