Feeds

Amazon workers in Germany celebrate strike anniversary with ... ANOTHER STRIKE

Ve haf ways of making you pay more, Herr Bezos

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Amazon workers in Germany have gone on strike again after the internet souk failed to resolve an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions.

The workers' union Verdi said staff would go on strike in Bad Hersfeld and Graben.

This industrial action follows an impromptu walkout by more than 600 workers in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld.

Some 9,000 peeps are employed in Amazon's distribution centres in Germany, which is its largest market outside the US. It also employs some 14,000 seasonal workers.

Verdi wants more dosh for its members, who received a two per cent pay rise last year, while the average salary hike for other German retail and mail-order workers was five per cent.

Amazon doesn't want to give its drones anywhere near as much as Verdi would like, arguing they are logistics workers and have received a decent pay rise for that particular sector.

Weirdly, a similar strike took place almost exactly a year ago, in pretty much the same locations. Perhaps it's time Amazon delivered a solution. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Spies, avert eyes! Tim Berners-Lee demands a UK digital bill of rights
Lobbies tetchy MPs 'to end indiscriminate online surveillance'
How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?
Can you hear the difference? Can anyone?
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report
Probe expected to say single-digit rate was unlawful
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.