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Campaign Partners


Decision Maker


1) Mr Amit Agarwal, Global Senior Vice President and Country Head of Amazon India

2) Mr Abhinav Singh, VP of Operations, Amazon India

3) Shri Bhupender Yadav, Minister for Labour and Employment, Government of India


Support the movement to Make Amazon Pay by signing and sharing the petition for the fourth Global Day of Action on Black Friday, November 24, 2023. Amazon warehouse workers and various stakeholders are uniting to challenge the corporation's exploitation of workers, communities, and the environment. Despite previous global actions addressing issues like workers' rights, climate commitments, and fair taxation, the fight continues as Amazon maximises its gains at the expense of people and the planet.


You can also join us on the ground on Black Friday to make a collective stand for justice and accountability. Stakeholders are organising actions across various cities in India (you can find the list of cities at the bottom of the page). Let's make this the most impactful day of action yet – sign and share the petition!


What is the issue?


In the peak holiday season, e-commerce thrives, captivating millions worldwide. However, amidst record-breaking sales, there's an underlying cost—Amazon's success in online shopping impacts climate, health, and worker well-being.


The Last-Mile Delivery sector, vital in the modern economy, connects businesses and consumers in various industries. Yet, the relentless efforts of dedicated workers fulfilling orders contrast sharply with delivery companies reaping substantial profits from consumer frenzy. In addition, the exponential growth in online purchases has led to a surge in deliveries, contributing significantly to carbon emissions.


“Three major delivery companies in India (Flipkart/eKart, Amazon logistics and DHL eCommerce Solutions) could contribute over 50% of the projected parcel delivery of 40 billionequalling 17-24 billion parcels per year by 2030Using the best available data, Amazon's current EV commitment appears to be enough to account for only 20-30% of their projected deliveries in 2030."

 -The Cost of Convenience

With a global movement emerging, prioritising community well-being and clean air, we demand a delivery system supporting workers with fair and dignified jobs. During this crucial commercial period, we demand that Amazon's decision-makers commit to zero-emission deliveries while fostering a more equitable working environment for all employees.


"The pressure of work is so much that we are not even allowed to go to the washroom, because of which we get stomach aches. We can’t answer our phones or speak to anyone, and if we get very tired, we can’t rest anywhere. There are no restrooms. We have to stand for 10 hours and work and process 150 large items in 1 hour. We are not able to achieve these targets. The PA (Process assistant) and PS (Problem solver) come every hour to check our targets. If we have not achieved our targets, they speak to us in an abusive language and force us to resign." - Quote from an Amazon Warehouse Worker

As a leader, Amazon can afford to champion climate protection and enhance the quality of life for affected communities and workers. It's time to turn commitments into concrete actions for a more sustainable and equitable future.


Warehouse worker demandsEnvironment and EV demands

Equal Pay Policy:

  • Implement equal pay in Amazon warehouses.

  • Ensure a minimum salary of Rs 25,000 and a Diwali bonus of Rs 20,000.


Transition to Zero Emissions by 2030:

  • Publicly commit to achieving 100% zero emissions by 2030.

  • Develop and publish 2025-2030 implementation plans.


End Contract System:

  • Eliminate the daily contract system in Amazon warehouses and regularise all part-time employees with 200 workdays annually.

  • Ensure that contractual employees who have worked for 240 days are made permanent.

Phasing Out Fossil Fuel Vehicles:

  • Phase out fossil fuel vehicles, including those used by contractors and subcontractors.

  • Ensure a complete shift to zero-emission last-mile deliveries, including those contracted out by 2030.


Female Employee Protection:

  • Establish regulations to prevent harassment of female employees.

  • Provide adequate and convenient welfare facilities that provide places to rest and include sanitation and hygiene facilities.


Transparent Reporting:

  • Publicly share emissions and fleet size data.

  • Include detailed reporting on contractor and subcontractor emissions and vehicles.

  • Provide progress updates on zero-emission delivery by region


Realistic Targets:

  • Set practical targets that consider the mental and physical capacity of workers.

  • Stop the unilateral blocking of cards without notice; end domestic enquiries

Financial Responsibility:

  • Ensure contractors and subcontractors do not bear the transition cost to electric vehicles.

Compensation for Accidents:

  • Ensure appropriate compensation for all employees affected by duty-related accidents.

Sustainable Material Sourcing:

  • Collaborate with manufacturers and governments to source mined materials responsibly for electric vehicle fleets.



Subcontractor Responsibility:

  • Take responsibility for subcontractor transition to zero emissions.

  • Improve working conditions, including living wages, hours, safety, and benefits of workers at subcontractors.


Collaborative Government and Industry Action:

  • Encourage collaborative efforts between governments and companies.

  • Share best practices for zero-emissions last-mile delivery transition through commitments and regulatory requirements, encouraging others to make this transition.


Protest locations and times:

Sr No.

City


Location & Time

1.

Delhi 

Jantar Mantar 2 PM onwards

2.

Kolkata 

Kolkata Municipal  Corporation 2 PM Onwards

3.

Mumbai 

Azad Maidan 10 AM

4.

Patna

Kargil Chowk, Gandhi Maidan 10 AM

5.

Varanasi 

Shastri Ghat 10 AM

6.

Aurangabad

District Magistrate Office, Aurangabad 10 AM

7.

Udham Singh Nagar

District Magistrate Office, Udham Singh Nagar 10 AM

8.

Bhopal  

District Magistrate Office, Bhopal 10 AM

9.

Rishikesh

Tehsil Office, Rishikesh 10 AM

10.

Agra

District Magistrate Office, Agra 10 AM

11.

Kolhapur

District Magistrate Office, Kolhapur 10  AM



Campaign Partners


Decision Maker


1) Mr Amit Agarwal, Global Senior Vice President and Country Head of Amazon India

2) Mr Abhinav Singh, VP of Operations, Amazon India

3) Shri Bhupender Yadav, Minister for Labour and Employment, Government of India


Support the movement to Make Amazon Pay by signing and sharing the petition for the fourth Global Day of Action on Black Friday, November 24, 2023. Amazon warehouse workers and various stakeholders are uniting to challenge the corporation's exploitation of workers, communities, and the environment. Despite previous global actions addressing issues like workers' rights, climate commitments, and fair taxation, the fight continues as Amazon maximises its gains at the expense of people and the planet.


You can also join us on the ground on Black Friday to make a collective stand for justice and accountability. Stakeholders are organising actions across various cities in India (you can find the list of cities at the bottom of the page). Let's make this the most impactful day of action yet – sign and share the petition!


What is the issue?


In the peak holiday season, e-commerce thrives, captivating millions worldwide. However, amidst record-breaking sales, there's an underlying cost—Amazon's success in online shopping impacts climate, health, and worker well-being.


The Last-Mile Delivery sector, vital in the modern economy, connects businesses and consumers in various industries. Yet, the relentless efforts of dedicated workers fulfilling orders contrast sharply with delivery companies reaping substantial profits from consumer frenzy. In addition, the exponential growth in online purchases has led to a surge in deliveries, contributing significantly to carbon emissions.


“Three major delivery companies in India (Flipkart/eKart, Amazon logistics and DHL eCommerce Solutions) could contribute over 50% of the projected parcel delivery of 40 billionequalling 17-24 billion parcels per year by 2030Using the best available data, Amazon's current EV commitment appears to be enough to account for only 20-30% of their projected deliveries in 2030."

 -The Cost of Convenience

With a global movement emerging, prioritising community well-being and clean air, we demand a delivery system supporting workers with fair and dignified jobs. During this crucial commercial period, we demand that Amazon's decision-makers commit to zero-emission deliveries while fostering a more equitable working environment for all employees.


"The pressure of work is so much that we are not even allowed to go to the washroom, because of which we get stomach aches. We can’t answer our phones or speak to anyone, and if we get very tired, we can’t rest anywhere. There are no restrooms. We have to stand for 10 hours and work and process 150 large items in 1 hour. We are not able to achieve these targets. The PA (Process assistant) and PS (Problem solver) come every hour to check our targets. If we have not achieved our targets, they speak to us in an abusive language and force us to resign." - Quote from an Amazon Warehouse Worker

As a leader, Amazon can afford to champion climate protection and enhance the quality of life for affected communities and workers. It's time to turn commitments into concrete actions for a more sustainable and equitable future.


Warehouse worker demandsEnvironment and EV demands

Equal Pay Policy:

  • Implement equal pay in Amazon warehouses.

  • Ensure a minimum salary of Rs 25,000 and a Diwali bonus of Rs 20,000.


Transition to Zero Emissions by 2030:

  • Publicly commit to achieving 100% zero emissions by 2030.

  • Develop and publish 2025-2030 implementation plans.


End Contract System:

  • Eliminate the daily contract system in Amazon warehouses and regularise all part-time employees with 200 workdays annually.

  • Ensure that contractual employees who have worked for 240 days are made permanent.

Phasing Out Fossil Fuel Vehicles:

  • Phase out fossil fuel vehicles, including those used by contractors and subcontractors.

  • Ensure a complete shift to zero-emission last-mile deliveries, including those contracted out by 2030.


Female Employee Protection:

  • Establish regulations to prevent harassment of female employees.

  • Provide adequate and convenient welfare facilities that provide places to rest and include sanitation and hygiene facilities.


Transparent Reporting:

  • Publicly share emissions and fleet size data.

  • Include detailed reporting on contractor and subcontractor emissions and vehicles.

  • Provide progress updates on zero-emission delivery by region


Realistic Targets:

  • Set practical targets that consider the mental and physical capacity of workers.

  • Stop the unilateral blocking of cards without notice; end domestic enquiries

Financial Responsibility:

  • Ensure contractors and subcontractors do not bear the transition cost to electric vehicles.

Compensation for Accidents:

  • Ensure appropriate compensation for all employees affected by duty-related accidents.

Sustainable Material Sourcing:

  • Collaborate with manufacturers and governments to source mined materials responsibly for electric vehicle fleets.



Subcontractor Responsibility:

  • Take responsibility for subcontractor transition to zero emissions.

  • Improve working conditions, including living wages, hours, safety, and benefits of workers at subcontractors.


Collaborative Government and Industry Action:

  • Encourage collaborative efforts between governments and companies.

  • Share best practices for zero-emissions last-mile delivery transition through commitments and regulatory requirements, encouraging others to make this transition.


Protest locations and times:

Sr No.

City


Location & Time

1.

Delhi 

Jantar Mantar 2 PM onwards

2.

Kolkata 

Kolkata Municipal  Corporation 2 PM Onwards

3.

Mumbai 

Azad Maidan 10 AM

4.

Patna

Kargil Chowk, Gandhi Maidan 10 AM

5.

Varanasi 

Shastri Ghat 10 AM

6.

Aurangabad

District Magistrate Office, Aurangabad 10 AM

7.

Udham Singh Nagar

District Magistrate Office, Udham Singh Nagar 10 AM

8.

Bhopal  

District Magistrate Office, Bhopal 10 AM

9.

Rishikesh

Tehsil Office, Rishikesh 10 AM

10.

Agra

District Magistrate Office, Agra 10 AM

11.

Kolhapur

District Magistrate Office, Kolhapur 10  AM



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