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UK Amazon warehouse workers extend strike for another 6 months

Hundreds of workers at Amazon's fulfillment center in central England will extend their strike for another six months, the GMB union announced on Wednesday.  Amazon workers at the fulfillment in Coventry province, who are already on their 19th day of strike over a pay dispute, will continue for another six months after 99% of them voted in favor of extending the protest, the trade union said in a statement.

On Jan. 25, Amazon workers at the Coventry warehouse went on strike for the first time in the UK after rejecting the company's 50 pence per hour raise offer.

Announcing the first strike of the workers, GMB senior organizer Amanda Gearing had said that they were set to "make history on 25 January, becoming the first-ever Amazon workers in the UK to go on strike."

Meanwhile, a group of striking workers traveled to London and gathered at Parliament Square to make their voices heard.

The GBM union said on Tuesday that Secretary of State for Business and Trade Kemi Badenoch "has been invited to meet striking Amazon workers as they head to Parliament tomorrow."

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