German workers take on Amazon

Workers at the Amazon’s German logistic centres are again at odds with the company over pay and conditions, with walkouts planned in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld and Graben.

This is the second such strike since November over staff claims that they are paid less, under greater pressure and on poorer contracts than their counterparts in retail and warehouse work.

The latest action follows a similar dispute in February that was came after a television documentary highlighted how immigrant employees were living in cramped accommodation, monitored by guards using CCTV surveillance.

Amazon sales rose by 21 percent last year . Germany the second only to USA and accounts for a third of all overseas sales by the company.