Amazon employees in 20 countries have announced they will strike on Black Friday as part of the “Make Amazon Pay” campaign. Amazon workers are asking for better working conditions and demand accountability from the company’s top executives.
The strike comes amid growing resistance from Amazon’s working conditions, including long hours, low pay, and complex performance review systems. Demands from the Make Amazon Pay campaign include better wages, better job security, and suspending the company’s surveillance regime which has been used “to squeeze workers”.
The campaign coalition is also calling for the company to improve its sustainability efforts and address transparency over data and privacy.
Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel told Insider that the company is “inventing and investing significantly” in several of the categories the campaign addresses, including climate efforts, like a commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 and pushes to improve competitive wages and benefits.
Make Amazon Pay was formed in 2020.