WORKERS at Tilbury’s Amazon warehouse walked out last night in a dispute over a "poor pay offer".

Last night workers downed tools in the depot over a 35p pay offer.  

Today, staff plan to repeat the walkout.

Videos posted on Twitter last night by a GMB Union representative show large crowds of staff being addressed yesterday by somebody who appears to represent Amazon in the warehouse canteen.



Workers are seeking a £2 per hour rise to "better match the demands of the role and cope with the cost of living crisis," GMB union says.  

Steve Garelick, GMB regional organiser, said: “Amazon is one of the most profitable companies on the planet. With household costs spiralling, the least they can do is offer decent pay.  

“Amazon continues to reject working with trade unions to deliver better working conditions and fair pay. Their repeated use of short-term contracts is designed to undermine worker’s rights.     

“The image the company likes to project, and the reality for their workers could not be more different. They need to drastically improve pay and working conditions.”  

Amazon has been contacted for comment.