Saturday 6 August 2022 02:01 AM As Jeff Bezos, 58, swans around London, Amazon staff walk out in their hundreds ... trends now
Amazon workers across the UK have walked out in protest over pay – while their billionaire boss gallivants around London with his girlfriend.
More than 700 staff in Tilbury, Essex, have stopped work after revelations that their starting hourly rate would rise by a measly 35p to £11.45 from £11.10.
Workers in Coventry, Bristol and Rugeley, Staffordshire, have also protested to secure higher pay. But the biggest incident took place in Essex where footage of staff who sat in the canteen and refused to work went viral on social media.
One worker from Tilbury said that those in the warehouse had been anxious for some time about their pay because of increasing bills at home and because they had been expecting a ‘substantial increase’ of at least £1 an hour.
‘We have been there for them during the pandemic and made sure the country was connected. Amazon was one of the ways Covid tests were sent out to people and we have been there and made sure the country was running,’ he said.
The news came as Amazon boss Jeff Bezos (right), who is worth around £137billion, was spotted restaurant hopping around London as part of a lavish trip with his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez (left)
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