Fact Service February 2023

Week-long strike for Amazon

Amazon workers who walked out on 25 January – the first of the company’s workers ever to do so in the UK – have now announced a week-long strike at the company’s Coventry warehouse.

More than 350 staff at the West Midland fulfilment centre will go on strike on 28 February, 2 March and from 13 to 17 March, the GMB general union has announced.

Amanda Gearing, GMB senior organiser, commented: “This unprecedented week-long strike shows the anger among Amazon workers in Coventry.

“They work for one of the richest companies in the world, yet they have to work round the clock to keep themselves afloat.