Amazon employees plan more strikes over ‘insulting’ 50p pay rise
Already striking Amazon employees in the UK are planning further industrial action after the retailer offered them an ‘insulting’ 50p-an-hour increase on their base pay.
On Wednesday, the retail giant announced it would be increasing the minimum starting pay of its workforce by 50p, to between £11-£12 an hour from April.
However, employees dismissed the rise as the continue to lobby for a £15 minimum starting wage.
Amanda Gearing, Senior Organiser at the GMB union said: “We’re listening to Amazon workers and the message is very clear: this new pay rate is an insult.”
“So, in response, we will be consulting over the next few days and announcing a new wave of action.”
Amazon, which has more than 30 warehouses in the UK, said: “We regularly review our pay to ensure we offer competitive wages, and we’re pleased to be announcing another increase for our UK operations teams.”