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Amazon is facing its third one-day strike in Germany over pay and benefits, as trade union Verdi gets workers in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld to knock off work from 5am BST.

The two sites, which house around 5,000 workers altogether, already held partial strikes when 600 Bad Hersfeld staff stopped work on 14 May along with 300 employees from Leipzig and workers demonstrated again on 27 May in Leipzig and two days later in Bad Hersfeld.

Verdi said that it was calling the simultaneous work stoppage because Amazon refuses to allow collective negotiations for a blanket deal on pay and benefits for employees across both sites. Such deals are common among other mail order and retail firms.

The union is also looking for higher basic pay and bigger bonuses for night shifts for the 9,000 or so people who work for the etailer in Germany.

"The employees at Amazon do a great job under extremely high pressure," said Verdi negotiators Bernhard Schiederig and Jörg Lauenroth-Mago in a canned statement (translated from German). "They deserve employment and income conditions guaranteed by appropriate collective agreements." ®

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