×
188
Fashion Jobs
PHV
Director, Internal Communications, Pvh Asia Pacific
Permanent · Hong Kong
PHV
Human Resources Officer, Pvh Asia Pacific
Permanent · Hong Kong
PHV
Buyer, Calvin Klein, Seath
Permanent · Hong Kong
PUMA
Manager Fabric Development Apparel
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Manager - Sales And Operations, Clé de Peau Beauté
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Senior Manager - Sales And Operations, Shiseido And Drunk Elephant
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Contract Accounting Officer, Finance & Accounts
Permanent · Hong Kong
PHV
Garment Technician, Sweaters
Permanent · Hong Kong
PHV
Senior Analyst ii, Business Process, Asia Pacific
Permanent · HONG KONG
PHV
Senior Manager, Strategic Brand Planning & Integration, Tommy Hilfiger Asia Pacific
Permanent · Hong Kong
PHV
Manager i, Merchandising (Accessories)
Permanent · Hong Kong
PHV
Vice President, Shopper Experience, Calvin Klein Asia Pacific
Permanent · Hong Kong
PHV
Marketing Executive, th Hkmo
Permanent · Hong Kong
PHV
Brand Manager, Calvin Klein Asia Pacific
Permanent · Hong Kong
PHV
CRM Executive
Permanent · Hung Hom
PHV
Marketing Executive, Brand Marketing, Tommy Hilfiger Asia Pacific
Permanent · HONG KONG
PHV
Vice President, Brand & Shopper Experience, Tommy Hilfiger Asia Pacific
Permanent · Hong Kong
PHV
Visual Merchandising Manager, Hong Kong & Macau
Permanent · Hong Kong
PHV
Manager, Merchandising, Tommy Hilfiger, Asia Pacific
Permanent · Hong Kong
PVH
Senior Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific
Permanent · Hong Kong
L'OREAL GROUP
CRM Manager
Permanent · HONG KONG
COACH
Specialist, Human Resources
Permanent · HONG KONG
By
Reuters API
Published
Jan 25, 2023
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Amazon warehouse workers at Coventry walk out over pay in UK first

By
Reuters API
Published
Jan 25, 2023

Amazon workers at a warehouse in central England will walk out on Wednesday in a months-long wrangle over pay, marking the first time the U.S. tech giant's operations in Britain have faced strike action.

Reuters


About 300 employees in Coventry are expected to take part in the industrial action, according to the trade union GMB.

Amazon increased starting pay by 50 pence to a minimum of between 10.50 and 11.45 pounds ($12.95 to $14.12) per hour last year. The country's minimum wage, which is currently 9.50 pounds an hour, is set to rise to 10.42 in April.

Britain is facing its worst industrial unrest since Margaret Thatcher's leadership, with staff in crucial sectors from nurses and ambulance workers to railways and lawyers staging strikes in fights for better pay to deal with surging inflation.

Setting out the strike date earlier this month, GMB Senior Organiser Amanda Gearing urged Amazon to give workers "a proper pay rise," saying staff at one of the world's most valuable companies should not have to strike to "win a wage they can live on."

Amazon, which employs thousands of workers across its 30 warehouses in the UK, had then responded to say its pay was competitive.

Darren Westwood, who says he has been at Amazon for three and a half years, told Reuters that the latest pay rise was not enough, as wage growth has lagged inflation, which hit a 41-year high of 11.1% at one point last year.

"None of us want to strike. We'd all rather be in the warmth inside than be drinking tea out here in the cold, but it's come to that point now where the cost of living has just gone crazy," he said ahead of the walkout.

© Thomson Reuters 2023 All rights reserved.