Amazon Agrees To Deal After 20,000 Workers Threaten Cyber Monday Walkout In Spain

Amazon workers stood in solidarity before Cyber Monday, bringing Amazon to agree to a deal to avoid a walkout.

Reuters reports:

“Amazon reached an agreement with most of its workers in Spain on Monday, avoiding the full impact of a planned one-hour strike per shift on one of the busiest online shopping days of the year, according to local union group CCOO and the company.

Around 20,000 warehouse and delivery workers at Amazon’s Spanish unit had been urged to walk out to demand better pay and working conditions on the so-called Cyber Monday discount day, when retailers aim to boost Christmas gift buying.

Only 5,000 Amazon delivery workers will continue with the protest, stopping work for the last hour of their shifts, after they considered the company’s proposal for better pay conditions was not enough, said Douglas Harper, the leader of CCOO, the largest union at the U.S. retailer in Spain.

‘The vast majority of our teams will continue to work as normal and there will be no impact on our operations for our customers,’ the company said in an emailed statement. ‘We are proud of the wages, benefits and safer working conditions that will be provided to our employees in Spain,’ Amazon added.”

For the rest of the report, visit Reuters here.

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