Amazon workers plan for Black Friday strikes

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Workers and union activists at Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -0.76% planned to strike and stage protests Friday in 30-plus countries as part of a #MakeAmazonPay campaign, according to reports. “Amazon workers are overworked, underpaid and they have had enough,” Amanda Gearing, an organizer at the GMB union in the U.K., told The Guardian. An Amazon spokesperson in Germany told Reuters the company offers “great pay, benefits and development opportunities — all in an attractive and safe working environment.” The spokesperson said most workers in Germany were on the job, with strike action at nine of 20 fulfillment centers in the country. Amazon shares are up 0.3% in premarket trades.

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