Protestors target Amazon on Black Friday
The day of action has been staged by an international coalition of unions, equality and environmental groups called “Make Amazon Pay”.
protest today at 6pm outside jeff bezos $119M building (he bought it for $23M)— thizzL🧪 (@thizzl_) November 26, 2021
this is from the same amazon workers trying unionize as last year:
🖤@Shut_downAmazon https://t.co/CDCK78C44v pic.twitter.com/ADQ6HGxpri
The movement’s demands include making Amazon improve its pay, ending employee surveillance and union engagement.
Extension Rebellion, an environmental group, have also been blocking entrances to Amazon distribution centres in an unrelated separate protest.
Thirteen people have so far been arrested as the environmental activists went after Amazon on one of their busiest days of the year, targeting 13 UK sites, including the retail behemoth’s largest distribution centre in Fife, Scotland.
"Amazon takes too much and gives back too little”, claims the Make Amazon Pay coalition, which has been backed by former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Jeff Bezos flies to space while Amazon:— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 18, 2021
- exploits its workers
- pollutes the planet
- dodges taxes.
On Black Friday 26 November, workers and activists around the world are striking and protesting to #MakeAmazonPay.
“Amazon could give each of its workers a Covid-19 bonus of $690,000 and still be as rich as it was at the start of the pandemic,” said War on Want, a group backing the Make Amazon Pay campaign.
Unfortunately for those workers, that’s not generally how the world works.