Reports show protests by thousands of Amazon employees and supporters throughout the globe demanding that the biggest retailer in the world pay more taxes, reduce its carbon impact, and improve working conditions.
The latest demonstrations were scheduled for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The Make Amazon Pay campaign hoped to convey a message to Jeff Bezos and the rest of Amazon’s leadership.
According to the parties participating, efforts to protest and strike at Amazon sites globally have the backing of over eighty labor and environment organizations.
More than 30 nations would reportedly see strikes and demonstrations on Friday, according to organizers.
An organizer with the British trade union GMB Union claimed it would be the greatest day of industry disruption in Amazon’s history.
Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) and former British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were among the 400 legislators from 38 nations who voiced their support during a previous demonstration in 2020.
Activists also intended to stage demonstrations at Amazon fulfillment centers in Illinois, Georgia, and Massachusetts. Protests were also planned in Japan, India, and other European countries, including the UK, France, Germany, and Spain, in addition to the US.
Amazon workers worldwide are taking to the streets to get the company to raise wages, provide better benefits, and boost sick leave.
For the fourth year running, protests have been held supporting Make Amazon Pay, initiated during the COVID-19 epidemic in response to Amazon’s record earnings from increased online buying.
According to a report, Amazon denies protestors’ assertions, claiming most are untrue or uninformed.
Amazon denies protestors’ assertions, claiming most are untrue or uninformed.
Amazon has generated millions of excellent jobs and supported hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide. Amazon representative Mary Kate Paradis told the press that the company offers fantastic salaries and benefits, career prospects, and a contemporary, safe workplace.
Paradis added that we’re delighted to be the world’s biggest corporate renewable energy consumer and invest in our communities. With billions spent on packaging reduction, sustainable energy, and electric cars, they aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040.