Amazon employees in 20 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and other European Union countries, are preparing protests and strike on Black Friday.
The protest is part of the “Make Amazon Pay” movement, which includes 70 trade unions and organizations situated across continents.
Amazon must make many improvements in five crucial areas, according to the campaign.
1.Enhance the workplace by increasing worker compensation in all Amazon warehouses in step with the corporation’s expanding wealth, including hazard pay and premium pay during peak times.
2.End all types of casual employment and false self-employment or contractor status to ensure job stability for all.
3.Respect workers’ universal rights by putting an end to union busting, recognizing workers’ freedom to organise and unions’ rights to promote workers’ interests, and immediately ceasing all types of espionage against workers and organizers.
4.Sustainably operate by:
Committing to zero emissions by 2030.
Terminating all custom Amazon Web Services contracts with fossil fuel companies to expedite oil and gas extraction.
Ending Amazon’s complicity in environmental racism, including by first transitioning to electric vehicles in communities hardest hit by the corporation’s pollution.
5.Pay back to society by paying taxes in full in the countries where economic activity occurs, eliminating tax abuse through profit shifting, loopholes, and the use of tax havens, and ensuring complete tax transparency;
Terminating institutionally racist partnerships with police forces and immigration authorities.
Some of the labor unions associated with Make Amazon Pay are
UNI Global Union
Amazon Workers International
Aapti Institute, India
Amazon Employees for Climate Justice
Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development
Berlin vs. Amazon
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
Data for Black Lives
Democracy in Europe Movement 2025
European Arts and Entertainment Alliance
Friends of the Earth France
Independent Workers Union of Great Britain