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What the Amazon strikes mean for the retail industry

Amazon has taken a hard line approach to the unprecedented strike, but amid widespread action in the UK is it fighting a losing battle?

Last month, Amazon workers staged its first ever strike in the UK, with hundreds of fulfilment centre employees voting to walk out “in anger” over the company’s 50p per hour pay offer and poor working conditions. An industrial action ballot saw a majority of more than 98 per of workers vote to strike, with a round 350 workers at the company’s Coventry warehouse walking out on Wednesday 25 January.

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