Amazon's employee policy discussed by unions
| 03 July, 2014
Union leaders from Britain, France and Germany met in Berlin on Wednesday to discuss the rise of Amazon in Europe and how to engage with the online retailer on job security, warehouse working conditions and low pay, according to the Guardian newspaper.
The Guardian reported that it “is understood that the three unions meeting in Berlin aimed to explore campaign strategies including efforts to draw links between Amazon's much-criticised European tax arrangements and the group's approach to low-wage workers.”
Some union leaders have already argued low-wage employees are often heavily dependent on in-work benefits, which they say effectively amount to a government subsidy.