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(en) Poland, ozzip, Workers' Initiative: May 1 appeal: hire yourself at Amazon and build working class strength with us!

Date Thu, 7 May 2020 08:47:08 +0300

Around May 1, a series of virtual meetings take place to discuss global inequalities, an attack on employee rights, and the need for action. The "Amazon" keyword is often used as a symbol of modern exploitation. ---- We are convinced that much is said about Amazon not because it exploits much more brutally than bosses in other factories or industries. People talk about it loudly because Amazon employees and employees around the world are organizing themselves. They work together, across borders, demanding their rights. In recent days, an international organization of employees from Poland, Germany, USA, Spain and France has cemented: Amazon Workers International . ---- Also in Poland, we've been working in Amazon magazines ourselves for years and organizing with our colleagues in a long-lasting fight. We have been joining a grassroots trade union Inicjatywa Pracownicza (IP) since 2014. He currently owns over 700 Amazon employees and warehouse workers from around Szczecin, Poznan, Wroclaw, Lódz, Legnica and Sosnowiec.

We can't end with May Day debates! Let's test the conclusions of the discussion in workplaces. We have a suggestion: hire yourself at Amazon and help us build a grassroots labor movement. A similar appeal was made by US employee activists ( "Join the struglle at Amazon" ) who explain:

"The global crisis is developing and we must seize this moment. The coronavirus pandemic - with no signs of slowing down - caused a recession that was coming. When other capitalists slow down, Amazon employs en masse. It's an opportunity to join us in battle in the belly of the beast. Even in times of relative stability, Amazon is the epitome of many diseases of capitalism. (...) currently has almost a monopoly on online commerce, quickly takes over large parts of logistics chains, building huge networks of fixed capital, radiating from every large city outside the country. This network is dependent on work that cannot easily be outsourced because it must remain close to major population centers and markets. (...)

Amazon employs nearly 700,000 employees worldwide and is increasingly important for global capital accumulation. In other words, the company has opened new opportunities for employees to build truly international strength. (...) As the current crisis escalates, we can wage a class struggle in this key area. However, we need many people who would like to be on the front lines and use the current recruitment process at Amazon. "

Help us use this moment also in Poland! To get employed in Amazon, you only need one phone call to an employment agency (Adecco or Randstad) and recruitment is carried out remotely. The territorial range of free company buses is large ( see map ). We are also looking for people with experience in organizing to support those who are already inside, "in the belly of the beast" from the outside. The Amazon crew does not need mercy, but help in strengthening the ongoing plant activities.

It will not be easy: you will probably get an agency monthly contract. If you get sick or don't follow the norm, they may not give you another one. The work is physical, with 10.5 hour shifts 4 days a week (people two days part time), also at night. We guarantee, however, that the experience of hired work (even for several months) and organizing in such a large plant, breaking down divisions and building a relationship with others that you probably would never have had the opportunity to meet, is an experience that can change the lives of activists in a unique way . Especially those who are inspired by the heritage of struggles and strikes commemorated on May 1 and the tradition of militant employee organizations to which we are grateful for the achievements won for the world of work.

Contact us and we will guide you through this process and help you find yourself where the fight is taking place.
Contact: ipamazon@wp.pl , FB: OZZ Amazon Employee Initiative , tel. 736-850-536.

OZZ Amazon Workers' Initiative

May 1, 2020

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