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Amazon workers in Germany go on strike over pay

Two-thousand workers at four Amazon warehouses in Germany have gone on strike until Tuesday in a dispute over pay and working conditions, according to the union Ver.di.

The dispute centres on how Amazon classifies its warehouse staff.

Ver.di says: “Amazon pays wages which are lower than wages for staff in the retail or mail order trade in Germany”.

Amazon classifies them as logistics workers and says that their wage is in the “upper end of the scale”.

Staff at Amazon’s plants at Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Graben and Rheinberg will be on strike until Tuesday.

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