Union will push for recognition deal at Amazon soon

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distribution union the GPMU is stepping up its bid for a ground-breaking
recognition deal at new economy firm Amazon.

Several
Amazon workers handed in completed union membership application forms to GPMU
officials on two mornings this week at the huge Marston Gate distribution
centre in Bedfordshire.

The GPMU
claims it has over 80 members at the warehouse and will push for recognition
when it reaches the 100 mark.

“We will
try to arrange for ACAS to become involved, leading to a voluntary agreement,”
said union organiser Peter Lockhart. “But we are well over the 10 per cent mark
and would seriously consider a ballot.”

Amazon
last month increased warehouse pay by 10 per cent to £5.50 per hour. The
company declined to comment.

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