In this file photo taken on November 24, 2017 protesters hold banners and placards during a demonstration to ask the online retailer Amazon to pay its employees fairly on the "Black Friday" in Berlin. AFP / dpa / Maurizio Gambarini
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Amazon employees went on strike at seven locations in Germany Monday, demanding better wages as the U.S. online retail giant launched its two-day global shopping discount extravaganza called Prime Day.Akman said the strikes would continue Tuesday and criticized the U.S. giant.Amazon had insisted in advance that Monday's strike would not affect deliveries to customers.In Germany, Amazon employees start with a minimum wage of 10.78 euros per hour before tax, according to management figures, and after 24 months' employment, they draw an average monthly salary reaching $2,700 before deductions.In the United States, employees at Amazon's warehouse in Minnesota planned a walk-out for the first six hours of Prime Day to highlight their wage demands, according to local media reports.
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