Hundreds of Amazon staff in Essex stop work in protest at 35p pay rise
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Hundreds of Amazon staff in Essex stop work in protest at 35p pay rise

Union says about 700 workers in Tilbury warehouse joined action and some faced disciplinary measures

Hundreds of Amazon employees have stopped work at the online retailer’s warehouse in Tilbury in Essex in response to a pay rise of only 35p – about 3% – compared with inflation that is now forecast to hit 13% later this year.

The GMB union said about 700 of the roughly 3,500 workers at the site, which is one of Amazon’s largest in Europe, gathered in the facility’s canteen for a meeting as they tried to register a protest against the pay deal.

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