France’s CGT union calls for Amazon workers to strike on Black Friday

The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, October 6, 2021 REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

November 26, 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -One of France’s top labour unions, CGT, called for Amazon workers in the country to go on strike to coincide with Black Friday discount shopping sales, joining labour protests against the company planned in other European countries.

“Today’s call for a strike has absolutely no impact on the activity,” a spokesperson for Amazon France said, adding that deliveries to customers were carried out as usual.

The Amazon employees on strike represented 0.1% of the staff, which amounts to 26,500 in total, including of 14,500 permanent workers.

German union Verdi on Wednesday called on employees to strike at three different Amazon locations in Germany.

(Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain, writing by Silvia Aloisi; Editing by Richard Lough and Edmund Blair)