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Amazon hit by new strikes in Germany

Two of Amazon's key sites in Germany were the target of fresh walkouts by staff on Thursday in an long-running wage dispute. The services sector union Verdi has called for full-day stoppages at Amazon's logistics centres in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld. Participation was "good," a Verdi spokesman told AFP, without specifying how many employees took part in the strike. Amazon has a workforce of around 2,000 in Leipzig and 3,300 at Bad Hersfeld. Amazon has a total of nine sites in Germany and has been regularly hit by walkouts over the past year.

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Amazon hit by strikes in Germany

One of Amazon's key sites in Germany was the target of fresh walkouts by staff on Monday in an long-running wage dispute. The services sector union Verdi has called for morning stoppages at Amazon's logistics centre in Leipzig. And "participation has really been quite high," said Verdi spokesman Thomas Schneider. He did not specify how many employees took part in the strike, but the group has a workforce of around 2,000 in Leipzig, of whom 700 are Verdi members.

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