AMZN Black Friday workers in 40 countries plan Black Friday protests

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AMZN Black Friday workers in 40 countries plan Black Friday protests

AMZN employees in 40 countries plan to protest during Black Friday sales.

What Happened: According to a campaign called Make Amazon Pay, workers in the U.K. India, Japan, Australia, South Africa and throughout Europe are demanding higher salaries and better working conditions. On the busiest day of the year, workers decided to protest to make their voices heard.

According to Bloomberg, the movement is coordinated by the International Trade Unions, UNI Global Union.

Protests will occur in more than 10 cities in the U.S., including New York. The labor unions in France and Germany plan to hold strikes in 18 major warehouses.

K. workers associated with the GMB union have planned to hold a protest outside several warehouses. Demonstrations will take place near Amazon's new offices in Cape Town, South Africa.

The nearly 1,000 staff at packaging company DS Smith in the U.K. voted to strike over pay earlier this month. Some DS Smith employees in five DS Smith sites across Britain could walk out by the end of November.

If you look at what Amazon is doing on these important matters, you will see that we take our role and impact very seriously, Bloomberg quoted Amazon spokesman David Nieberg as saying.

Amazon is expected to cut 10,000 jobs in its retail, devices and human resources divisions.

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