© Reuters. UK strike could affect Amazon
- Nearly 1,000 employees at DS Smith (LON 🙂 have voted to strike wages in a move their union says will affect the company’s UK customers, including Amazon Inc. (NASDAQ:NASDAQ :), in one of the busiest times for retail shopping, Bloomberg reported.
- Employees at five DS Smith sites in Britain could withdraw before the end of this month, according to an email from the GMB union, which said 93% of members supported the industrial strike.
- GMB said Amazon could face packaging shortages when fulfilling orders for the Black Friday shopping period as a result of the dispute. Other DS Smith customers include beverage giants PepsiCo (NASDAQ :), Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) and Diageo (LON 🙂 Plc (NYSE:DEO), McVitie’s brand of cookies and KP Snacks.
- The vote on the strike came after DS Smith proposed a 3% wage increase plus a £760 payout for 2022-2023, according to the union, which says the offer represents a “significant pay cut in real terms” as the UK swells in double digits.
- In the US, at ALB1, the retailer’s distribution center in Castleton-on-Hudson, near the state capital, Albany, employees voted 406 to 206 against joining the Amazon workers’ union, in the fourth vote. for this type of company. general.
- In 2021, Amazon criticized unions for its bathroom and workshop signs.
- The company recently raised its median starting salary in the US for frontline employees.
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