​GMB accuses Amazon of ‘dirty tricks’ as it withdraws recognition bid

Amazon warehouse workers

The GMB union has accused Amazon of “dirty tricks” after it was “forced” to withdraw its bid for recognition. 

The union has accused Amazon of going on a “massive recruitment drive” after it submitted a request for recognition, and alleged that Amazon was paying an additional 1,300 workers “to try to bust the union”. 

GMB launched a bid for union recognition in April when the number of striking workers at Amazon Coventry reached 800, believing this was more than half the warehouse’s workforce and a bid for statutory recognition could be made.

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