Hawkers Joint Action Committee and Gig Workers Association of India
Over 80 trade unions, environmentalists, tax watchdogs, and worker-rights groups organized about 120 strikes, worker actions, and protests in across 30 countries from 21-25 November as part of the Make Amazon Pay campaign. The protests ranged across Poland, Germany, Japan, the United States, South Africa, and India. Further, Amazon warehouse workers’ global protests on 25 November was the third ‘Global Day of Action’ for the Make Amazon Pay campaign. In India, Hawkers Joint Action Committee and Gig Workers Association of India organized street actions across 23 cities. The campaign protests exploitative practices by the tech giant, demanding better wages and working conditions for Amazon employees.
As part of the campaign, Parminder Jeet Singh spoke at an event hosted in New Delhi on 25 November. Besides him, Vijay Prakash Jain, Bharatiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal; Dinesh Abrol, All India People Science Network; H S Rawat, Hawkers Joint Action Committee; Prakash Tiplu, Gig Workers Association, spoke at the event.
Speaking to Business Standard, "Amazon has become a global giant exercising a completely new model of exploitation. It is a prototype and the main sign of a new kind of global corporation, which remotely controls all activities of a sector. It becomes a new paradigm of granular control, which creates exploitative conditions for workers and traders,” Parminder said.
Know more about the campaign here.