GMB halts bid for official Amazon union, claiming firm skewed staff numbers

  • June 8, 2023
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Amazon denies union claim it drafted in 1,300 extra workers to thwart push for formal recognition at Coventry warehouse

The GMB has reluctantly withdrawn its attempt to win formal union recognition at Amazon’s Coventry warehouse, accusing the firm of drafting in more than 1,000 extra workers to skew the decision.

GMB members at the site made a formal request for recognition to the independent central arbitration committee (CAC) last month after a concerted recruitment drive for members that it believed took it past the necessary threshold of support.

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