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Amazon delivery workers to go on nationwide strike: IFAT

Amazon delivery workers are set to hold a nationwide strike in the coming days, the Indian Federation of App-based Transport workers (IFAT), the trade union body representing gig transport workers, announced through a press release on Wednesday. Shaik Salauddin, National General Secretary of IFAT, told MediaNama that the union is coordinating with different state chapters to finalize a date. The workers demand an increase in commission rates, insurance for everyone, and not making KYC compulsory. The 24-hour planned strike will take place in several cities including Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, and Delhi. There are about 10,000 to 15,000 delivery persons working for Amazon in the cities, the release stated. The strike will be the first to affect Amazon logistics pan-India and could result in packages piling up in warehouses. This new strike comes on the heels of the strike Amazon workers held in Pune on March 19 protesting…

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