#MakeAmazonPay calls on Amazon to address its workers, environmental and political abuses. It has published a list of 25 common demands, from “raising workers’ pay in all Amazon warehouses in line with the increasing wealth of the corporation” and “ending union busting”; to “stopping all sponsoring of climate change denial” and “paying taxes in full”.
The coalition will be targeting Amazon on Black Friday, a day of global retail sales following Thanksgiving in America. Amazon dominates the retail holiday, with a 26% share of the Black Friday market in 2018. The company is largely credited with bringing the day of consumerism to the UK.
Thousands of Amazon warehouse workers will participate in strikes in Germany. Garment workers will demand fair wages in Dhakar, Bangladesh, trade unions will protest Amazon’s abuse of call center workers in the Philippines, and hawkers (travelling street vendors) will take to the streets of New Delhi to protest Amazon’s expansion in India. Other protests will take place in the UK, Italy, Brazil, Spain, Poland and Australia.