Amazon workers in Spain deliver first strike

phys.org | 3/21/2018 | Staff
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Packages stored at Amazon's Spanish logistics center in San Fernando de Henares, near Madrid, ahead of the Christmas shopping rush in 2016.

Workers at Amazon's biggest logistics centre in Spain have gone on strike, a first in the country as they demand better pay and conditions, a union said Wednesday.

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Ana Berceruelo of the CCOO union told AFP the strike started Tuesday night, with 98 percent of employees in the warehouse in San Fernando de Henares near Madrid following the work stoppage which is expected to last until Thursday.

The logistics centre where workers prepare packages for clients in Spain and Europe is the country's biggest as well as the first Amazon opened there in 2012.

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Some 1,100 Amazon employees and 900 people employed by temping agencies work on site, according to the union.

"There is pretty much zero activity in the warehouse, we don't think orders will be taken," said Berceruelo.

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