Thousands of Amazon workers across Europe went on strike on Black Friday in protest over working conditions at Amazon warehouses.
Spanish newspaper El Confidencial reported that Amazon met with police officials after the strike was announced. It wanted local officers “to force employees to go to their respective jobs and ensure their performance was identical to that of a normal working day.”
Amazon’s request “dumbfounded” police, according to El Confidencial. “The request was categorically rejected by the police, who maintained that controlling labour productivity doesn’t fall within its powers,” a police source said.
Police may have refused this time, but we need to be diligent as they may not be so “dumbfounded” in the future.