Media Advisory – Postal and warehouse workers join the global action day to make Amazon pay

OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 25, 2021 /CNW/ – The Canadian union of postal workers (CUPW) and the Warehouse Worker Centre (WWC) join Progressive International in a global movement with worker, tech, and climate justice organizations and advocacy groups collaborating across borders to #makeamazonpay on November 26th Prime Day.

Amazon continued to expand its global reign as a multinational, pandemic profiting corporation in 2021. It’s changing the global economy, advancing the nature of work and work management, contributing to environmental degradation, and disproportionately affects communities.

While the online and direct to customer delivery work grows with Amazon online retail sales and small business marketing, the logistics of delivery is changing rapidly, putting downward pressure on our hard earned working conditions.

“To continue to be a strong national union depends on our ability to organize and influence the logistics, warehousing and delivery sectors. This is about our future, our work, and continuing to set the bar for strong unionized jobs.” said Jan Simpson, CUPW National President.

The global movement to make Amazon Pay is calling for corporate and government action on:

  • Worker Treatment, it’s not just about the pay, but also respect and decent working conditions.
  • Environment – An environmentally responsible corporate footprint.
  • Taxes – Amazon needs to pay its fair share of taxes globally. We need a globally regulated tax structure that evens the playing field for all and allows profits to stay in the Canadian economy.

CUPW and WWC are organizing a rally on Nov 26th in Brampton, ON. Also a petition has been launched at https://www.warehouseworkers.ca/make-amazon-pay.html

What: Rally to Make Amazon Pay

When: Nov 26th at 2.00 pm

Where: 60 Rivermont Rd, Brampton, ON (Tim Hortons Plaza)

Who:   Spokesperson will be available at the rally

SOURCE Canadian Union of Postal Workers

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