Workers in Germany to go on strike over coronavirus infections

Amazon workers in Germany will strike over COVID-19 infections

Amazon warehouse workers strike in Germany over COVID-19 conditions

Sit-in has been called at about six working sites of Amazon in Germany.

Recently, the Verdi informed that the protest would last at least 2 days long.

Verdi stated on Sunday that the strike would last at least 48 several hours, below the motto "Good and healthful work", to denounce what it termed a deficiency of transparency by the U.S. retail huge just after personnel examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The company has drawn worldwide criticism for its decision not to disclose official COVID-19 infection rates among workers, but a representative for Berlin-based labor union Verdi (Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft or German United Services Trade Union) says they're aware of "at least 30 to 40" workers in the Bad Hersfeld factory in Central Germany who have been infected with the virus.

"We are stepping up the pace because Amazon is not showing to this point any insight and is endangering the health of employees in favor of profit", a union representative told DW. Workers criticized the firm for not notifying staff when colleagues tested good for the coronavirus.

Therefore, strikes at the locations in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne and Koblenz are set.

Opposition Greens party co-leader Annalena Baerbock backed the strike, calling for "fair wages, dignified working conditions and above all a collective bargaining agreement" at Amazon.

Amazon turned down the accusations in a statement and explained that as of June it experienced invested $4 billion on actions to protect its global workforce and consumers from the hazard of COVID-19 bacterial infections.

In Germany, Amazon has bought 21 million pairs of gloves and 19 million face masks, he added, but declined to comment on the number of staff infected with coronavirus in its warehouses.

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