By Cecilia Butini

 

Amazon.com Inc. workers in Germany began a strike on Monday to coincide with the e-commerce company's Prime Day, requesting a collective agreement and wage increase, trade union Verdi said.

The union said workers are currently striking at seven fulfillment centers in the country and the strike is set to continue until Wednesday. The workers are asking for a 4.5% wage increase, up from a 2.5% increase that Amazon recently announced, as well as an additional 45 euro ($53.39) monthly payment.

The union has asked Amazon to sign up for the collective agreement for the retail and e-commerce businesses, which the company isn't a part of.

Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on the strike.

 

Write to Cecilia Butini at cecilia.butini@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

June 21, 2021 09:39 ET (13:39 GMT)

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