Amazon staff at new UK warehouse to strike on Jan. 25

Amazon staff at new UK centre to strike on Jan. 25

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Workers at Amazon’s (AMZN.O) new distribution centre in Birmingham, England have decided to join ongoing strike action at the company over pay and working conditions, the GMB trade union said on Tuesday.

Workers at the warehouse will take strike action on Jan. 25, said GMB, which has not been publicly recognised by the U.S. e-commerce giant.

It was not immediately clear how many workers will join in the strike.

Previous strikes at another Amazon warehouse, in Coventry, central England have seen hundreds of workers walk out. Industrial action at that warehouse during Black Friday last November did not cause much inconvenience, the company had said

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