Unite, the UK’s leading union, has today (Friday 5 August) joined Amazon workers who are taking action at Tilbury distribution centre over an insulting 35p an hour pay offer. Unite general secretary Sharon Graham has renewed calls for union protection so Amazon workers can secure the pay rise they deserve.
Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary said: “Unite will stand with any Amazon worker who takes action against this insulting 35p pay offer. Across the country workers are taking action and winning the proper pay rises they deserve. Workers at Amazon – one of the wealthiest companies on earth – deserve nothing less.”
“This brave action shows why Amazon workers need a collective voice of their own. It’s time this company came to the table and agreed union protection and a proper pay deal for these workers.”
Unite’s Action on Amazon campaign has gathered hundreds of workers’ stories through a confidential hotline, exposed the company’s profiteering during Covid and supported worker actions at warehouses and distribution centres around the UK and Ireland. Unite is calling on Amazon to sign a declaration of neutrality to guarantee workers the freedom to talk with and form a union without fear.