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 billion, equalling 17-24 billion parcels per year by 2030. Using 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."
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 demands||Environment and EV demands|
Equal Pay Policy:
Transition to Zero Emissions by 2030:
End Contract System:
Phasing Out Fossil Fuel Vehicles:
Female Employee Protection:
Compensation for Accidents:
Sustainable Material Sourcing:
Collaborative Government and Industry Action:
Protest locations and times: