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This is where you will find a selection of news coverage of Action on Amazon and related campaigning. Here is what has already been said:

Amazon fair treatment campaign targets Sheffield

Campaigners in Sheffield call for action as Amazon profits triple amid reports of union busting and poor treatment

Stoke-on-Trent activists target Amazon over workers’ rights

Protestors call for Amazon to respect workers’ rights

Campaigners call out Amazon in protest at Lincoln Cathedral

Activists protest in Banbury against exploitation at Amazon

Amazon protest planned outside Leicester City’s King Power Stadium

Time to let unions in, Unite tells Amazon as it recruits 10,000

‘Action on Amazon’ campaign continues in Darlington

Amazon campaigners to unveil banner at Lichfield Cathedral


Protesters against Amazon take their campaign to North-East landmarks in day of action

Union challenges Bezos on workers’ rights as Amazon triples profits


Amazon ‘must let workers join unions without fear’

Amazon boss asked to sign union pledge

Read the letter from Unite Executive Officer Sharon Graham to Jeff Bezos here.

Unite warns Amazon against using corporate spies and Alabama style tactics in Britain

Amazon protest held outside Rochester Cathedral

Amazon’s European workers are plotting action on an epic scale

For almost a decade, workers at the heart of Amazon’s operations in Europe have fought for better working conditions, and failed. After Alabama, they have a new plan

unite unveiled banners targeting amazon in new ‘deal for’ workers

AMAZON’S IRISH WORKERS URGED TO ‘BLOW THE WHISTLE’ IF THEY FACE POOR CONDITIONS

UNITE OPENS WHISTLEBLOWERS’ HOTLINE FOR AMAZON WORKERS

Amazon’s staff in Britain to get hotline to report unfair working conditions

The confidential service run by Unite is part of a union blitz, starting tomorrow, to help 40,000 staff at the web giant’s 17 UK depots. Amazon saw UK sales rise 51% in 2020 to £19.4bn

(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Read the full article in the Sunday Mirror.

Union creates hotline for disgruntled Amazon staff

The trade union Unite is setting up a hotline for Amazon staff to complain about their treatment at work.

Sharon Graham told the BBC it was time the internet retail giant shared its “bonanza profits with the workers who help make them”.

Read at the BBC.

Amazon’s denial of workers urinating in bottles puts the pee in PR fiasco

‘You don’t really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you?’ a tweet from the Amazon News account read.

Read in full at The Guardian

14-hour days and no bathroom breaks: Amazon’s overworked delivery drivers

Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/AFP/Getty Images

Drivers report being underpaid and having to urinate in bottles in their vehicles to keep up with delivery rates.

Amazon has been publicly opposed to unionization and organizing among their employees, most recently through an anti-union campaign launched ahead of a union election vote at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, which has included anti-union captive audience meetings and sending mass texts and ads to workers encouraging them to vote against the union.

Read in full in The Guardian.

Amazon’s empty pledge leaves agency workers without shifts and pay

Amazon Warehouse
(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Company policy against zero-hours contracts falls flat with warehouse workers ‘treated like disposable labour’. Reports the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Amazon faces spying claims over AI cameras in vans

Amazon has begun using AI-powered cameras in delivery vans that constantly record footage of drivers – BBC NEWS

German union calls four-day strike at Amazon sites ahead of Easter

The trade union Verdi has called for workers at six Amazon sites in Germany to go on strike from Sunday evening for four days in the latest attempt to try to force the U.S. e-commerce group to recognise collective bargaining agreements.

Read in full from Reuters.

Bernie Sanders rips into Jeff Bezos:

‘You are worth $182 billion … why are you doing everything in your power to stop your workers’ from unionizing?

Read in full at Business Insider.

Unions call strike at Amazon’s logistic operations in Italy on March 22

Unions in Italy said on Thursday they had called on workers at Amazon’s logistics operations in the country to go on a 24-hour strike on March 22 after talks with a business lobby group over working conditions of delivery service suppliers broke down. Read more from Reuters.

Amazon intensifies ‘severe’ effort to discourage first-ever US warehouse union Movement to unionize workers in Alabama faces tough opposition

Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Retail giant launches aggressive anti-union drive. Reports the Guardian.

Amazon Is Paying Consultants Nearly $10,000 a Day to Obstruct Union Drive

Megan Varner / Getty Images

Martin Levitt — who renounced his 20-year career as an anti-union consultant to write a landmark memoir, Confessions of a Union Buster, in the early 1990s — famously said that union busting is a “dirty business” which is “populated by bullies and built on deceit. Read on at Truthout.