Amazon workers vote to strike at Coventry warehouse in UK first

Exterior of Amazon warehouse

Amazon workers at a depot in Coventry will go on strike over pay in the new year after voting in favour of industrial action in a historic ballot.

Members of the GMB union voted 98% in favour of a strike as they push for the online giant to hike their pay to £15 an hour. 

GMB members had held a similar ballot earlier this year but missed the 50% turnout threshold required. They opted to hold a second vote, which this time achieved a 63% turnout. 

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