On Wednesday, 26 May 2021, as Amazon holds its annual shareholder meeting, workers and trade unions across the world will take part in a global day of action in solidarity with workers in Amazon’s supply chain in Bangladesh and Cambodia.
Amazon, now the top fashion retailer in the United States, draws on an extensive network of some 1400 factories worldwide, including hundreds of garment factories. But despite record profits during the pandemic, Amazon is refusing to ensure laid off factory workers receive the severance pay they are owed, according to a recent report by the Worker Rights Consortium. Like warehouse and delivery workers, factory workers in the last concealed part of Amazon’s global system of exploitation are taking on the corporation.
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