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Amazon Workers on Strike in Germany

Amazon warehouse workers in Germany are going on strike as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions, according to Reuters.

In September, Amazon workers in Germany went on strike in six of eight major shipping locations.

On Facebook, the union posted a comment: “Good things come to those who wait: The Hessian ver.di chairman Jurgen Bothner about the struggle for a collective agreement on Amazon,” and linking to the interview.

This BBC article from last year explains the root cause of the long-running dispute between the union and Amazon Germany: “Verdi, the German services union which organised the strike, wants the US company to recognise its employees as retail rather than logistics workers and comply with standard wage agreements in Germany.”

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.