Day two of the first-ever Amazon UK strike takes place today (February 28) as workers walk out in a bid for better pay.


GMB members are accelerating their campaign to receive pay of £15 per hour as the union raises concerns about long hours and severe conditions.

More than 350 workers at Amazon’s Coventry warehouse are set to walk out from 6am to 8am and from 6pm to 8pm today and on March 2.

Workers will strike again for five consecutive days from March 13 to 17 in defiance of a pay rise of just 50p.

The first day of the strike by Amazon Coventry staff happened on January 25.

GMB senior organiser Stuart Richards said: “Here in Coventry, Amazon workers are again standing on the picket line after one of the world’s most profitable companies has denied them a wage they can live off. 

“It’s a David and Goliath battle and our members are determined to make sure it ends with a pay rise they deserve. Morale is sky-high and the support from local people in Coventry and Amazon workers around the world has been extraordinary.”

“This is just the start of GMB members escalating their campaign for fair pay at Amazon.”  

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