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Amazon strike could cause ‘major delivery delays’ this weekend
04 January 2019 @ 20:12

STAFF at the Amazon logistics centre in San Fernando de Henares (Madrid) staged the last of eight days of strikes today (Friday) designed to clash with the busiest delivery times of the year, and the company has warned of ‘major delays’ likely in orders being received.

One of Spain’s main unions, the Labourers’ Commissions (CCOO) said seven in 10 workers on the daytime shift took part in the industrial action yesterday (Thursday) and six in 10 on the night shift, although Amazon says these figures are overestimated and the ‘vast majority’ of employees turned up to work as usual.

The online shopping giant has been diverting orders to its other logistics centres in Spain, mainly to the one in Barcelona, to ensure parcels hit the road within the standard time frame in light of the traditional gift-giving celebration of the Three Kings, on the night of January 5.

Today brings the last of eight strike days, the first two of which – on November 23 and 24 – were scheduled to clash with Black Friday, followed by another two on December 7 and 9 to coincide with the bank holidays for Constitution Day (December 6) and the Immaculate Conception (December 8).



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