Spanish union calls on Amazon workers to strike on Cyber Monday

Spain’s CCOO union has called on warehouse and delivery workers at the local unit of Amazon to stage a one-hour strike during each of three daily shifts on 27 November aka Cyber Monday.

The 20,000 workers are also set to strike the following day to demand better pay and working conditions.

CCOO, the largest union at Amazon in Spain, is calling on the company to improve labour safety, acknowledge workplace risks, boost human resources staff and increase wages.

While Cyber Monday in Europe is yet to become a retail calendar event in the same way as Black Friday has, online retailers like Amazon still utilise the day to offer discounts and launch special offers.

Amazon is facing revolts from staff across Europe and the US over working conditions and pay. Warehouse workers in the US are mobilising through unionisation, while rising GMB Union membership among Amazon workers in the UK has led to multiple walkouts.

In comments to Reuters, the union’s secretary general for Amazon Douglas Harker said: "It is symbolic, but it is a first move and we will consider other kind of actions in the future.

A local spokesperson for Amazon said: "Our staff in all of Spain already work in a safe and modern environment with competitive wages and benefits.”

Share Story:

Recent Stories

The Very Group
The Very Group transformed range and assortment planning using Board.

Watch the full video

Smarter merchandise planning across the retail value chain
In this webinar, Matt Hopkins, Head of Retail Solutions, Board, Catherine Tooke, SVP Product & Planning, Sweaty Betty, and Subir Gupta, Managing Principal, Thought Provoking Consulting join Retail Systems Editor Jonathan Easton to discuss the findings of the recent Retail Systems report The Merchandise Planning Challenge: How are retailers harnessing technology to optimise planning and retain customers? and examine the innovations that are improving retail planning.