Amazon’s deal with French unions to reopen is good news for workers
The following statement can be attributed to Christy Hoffman General Secretary of UNI Global Union:
“Amazon’s deal with French unions to reopen its fulfillment centers in France is good news for workers and shows how important it is to have a union voice when it comes to health and safety. These workers had the same concerns as workers everywhere: the pace of work made it impossible to maintain distance and there was no enforcement of any rules. They stood together and negotiated an agreement to fix these issues and enable the warehouses to reopen. It’s a good result for everyone and proves that bargaining works.”
UNI Global Union represents more than 20 million workers from over 150 different countries in the fastest growing service sectors in the world. UNI and our affiliates in all regions are driven by the responsibility to ensure these jobs are decent and workers’ rights are protected, including the right to join a union and collective bargaining.