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Amazon workers urged to walk out on Black Friday in protests over online giant’s ‘inhumane’ treatment of staff

  • Amazon warehouse walkers could walk out over Black Friday as sales set to soar 
  • Staff say there have been ‘broken bones’ and injuries among staff in the UK 
  • Ambulances have been called six hundred times in three years, it was revealed
  • Amazon officials denied any reports there would be disruption as ‘simply wrong’

Amazon’s Black Friday sales could be severely disrupted by walk-outs over what staff have called ‘inhumane conditions’ at five UK warehouses.

Insiders at the GMB Union have said protests in Rugeley, Milton Keynes, Warrington, Peterborough and Swansea could clash with the shopping surge at the end of this week causing problems for the online giant.

Sources told BuzzFeed News staff have been ‘knocked unconscious’ and suffered broken bones while at work for Amazon.

However, the online giant said in a statement: ‘Our European Fulfillment Network is fully operational and we continue to focus on delivering for our customers.

‘Any reports to the contrary are simply wrong.’

Strikes could massively impact distribution of goods – although Amazon officials were confident this would not be the case. In a statement, officials for the controversial firm said this is ‘simply wrong’.

However, GMB general secretary Tim Roache said Amazon’s factory workers were ‘not robots’ and said Amazon must negotiate with workers – as the union advocates for them but is not able to strike deals on their behalf.

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