Amazon UK to offer parents term-time-only working amid union battle

  • May 30, 2023
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Retailer hopes to encourage more people back to work as strikes continue over pay and conditions

Parents and grandparents who work in Amazon’s UK warehouses will in future be able to opt to work only in term time, amid a battle over pay and conditions with the GMB union, which is fighting the firm for recognition.

The US online retailer said the new contracts would guarantee those who care for school-age children, including guardians, time off during school holidays, including six weeks in the summer, plus two weeks at Easter and Christmas.

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