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BLACK FRIDAY: HUNDREDS PROTEST AT AMAZON COVENTRY IN ANGER AT PAY AND CONDITIONS

Hundreds of Amazon workers, GMB members and local MPs are set to protest outside the company’s Coventry fulfilment centre today [Friday] in anger at pay and conditions.

Workers at the site are paid just £10.50 an hour despite the cost-of-living crisis.

Last September, Amazon reported paying £492m in tax the previous year – despite UK revenue soaring to £20.6billion in the pandemic. [1]

Amazon Coventry workers are fighting for £15 an hour.

Amanda Gearing, GMB Senior Organiser, said: 

“Amazon workers in Coventry are overworked, underpaid and they’ve had enough.

“They’ve been given a 50p an hour pay rise during the worst cost of living crisis in a generation – and that’s from a company worth more than £1 trillion.

“We are here today to tell Amazon; if you want to keep your empire going, talk to GMB to improve the pay and conditions of workers.”

When: 5.30 – 7.00pm, Friday 25 November 2022

Where: Amazon Coventry, Sayer Drive, CV5 9FA

Contact: Amanda Gearing at the rally (07957 265678) or GMB Press Office on 07958 156846

Hundreds of Amazon workers, GMB members and local MPs are set to protest outside the company’s Coventry fulfilment centre today [Friday] in anger at pay and conditions.

Workers at the site are paid just £10.50 an hour despite the cost-of-living crisis.

Last September, Amazon reported paying £492m in tax the previous year – despite UK revenue soaring to £20.6billion in the pandemic. [1]

Amazon Coventry workers are fighting for £15 an hour.

Amanda Gearing, GMB Senior Organiser, said: 

“Amazon workers in Coventry are overworked, underpaid and they’ve had enough.

“They’ve been given a 50p an hour pay rise during the worst cost of living crisis in a generation – and that’s from a company worth more than £1 trillion.

“We are here today to tell Amazon; if you want to keep your empire going, talk to GMB to improve the pay and conditions of workers.”