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After a long and contentious battle, the GMB union is on the verge of becoming the first recognised trade union at an Amazon warehouse in Europe.

Voting opened on Monday 8 July - in the historic ballot for union recognition at their Coventry warehouse.

Demonstrations and rallies took place across the country to mark the day workers at Amazon’s Coventry warehouse cast the first votes in their bid to force Amazon to recognise a union for the first time in the UK. Find out more about Amazon dispute

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Key Details:

  • Historic vote: Workers at Amazon’s Coventry warehouse are making history by voting to unionise. If successful, this will be the first union Amazon recognises in the UK.
  • Union access granted: The Government’s Central Arbitration Committee has allowed union representatives access to the Coventry fulfillment centre, marking a significant step forward.
  • Mass participation: Over 3,000 workers are participating in this crucial ballot. A majority "yes" vote will compel Amazon to negotiate pay, terms, and conditions with the GMB Union.
  • Important dates: The voting period ends on Saturday, 13 July, with the results expected on 15 July.

Get Involved: Support the Amazon workers' fight for fair pay and better working conditions. Stay informed, spread the word, sign the petition,  and stand in solidarity with those making history.

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