This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
AMAZON shareholders must intervene over the “shocking” treatment of the company’s supply chain workers, Unite demanded today.
To coincide with the delivery giant’s shareholders’ meeting Wednesday, activists will protest outside Amazon’s Fashion Studio in London’s East End to highlight the corporation’s poor treatment of people and its use of anti-union tactics around the world.
Examples include underpaid workers in Cambodia being tricked into signing resignation letters during the Covid-19 pandemic and a factory in Bangladesh closed in a union-busting move.
Ahead of an expected expansion of its operations in Britain, Unite is calling on Amazon to allow staff to form a union without fear, accusing chief executive Jeff Bezos of spending millions to stop workers in Alabama unionising earlier this year.
Unite executive officer Sharon Graham said: “Whether it’s the UK, Cambodia, Bangladesh or the US, Amazon is associated with anti-union tactics and poor treatment. It’s time for shareholders to demand action.
“Workers and campaigners for social justice are in a battle with Amazon on a global scale to protect workers’ rights. It’s a battle we are determined to win.”
An Amazon spokesperson said: “We are committed to continuously supporting our suppliers, their workers, and their communities. In 2020, we created a $1.3 million (£900,000) fund to invest in organizations providing critical frontline support to workers impacted by the pandemic.”
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £10 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.