Amazon staff plan mass walkout over slow climate action

More than 900 Amazon employees have said they will walk out later this month in support of the School Strikes for Climate movement.

Pictured: Inside one of Amazon’s US fulfilment centres. Image: Amazon US

The workers, predominantly based in Amazon’s home state of Washington, have co-signed a letter stating that they will begin their demonstration at 11.30am PST on September 20.

The letter states that the group of staff, known as Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, are joining the protest in a bid to get Amazon’s chief executive Jeff Bezos to commit to making the e-commerce giant a net-zero business by 2030.

Their specific demands include piloting electric vehicles (EVs) for deliveries and staff commutes in communities affected by air pollution; divesting

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