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Amazon Narrowly Avoids UK Warehouse Strike During Holiday Season

  • Insufficient number of union members voted in strike ballot
  • Vote followed multiple informal UK work stoppages this year
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Amazon.com Inc. has narrowly avoided a strike in the UK during the crucial holiday shopping season. 

Employees at a warehouse near Coventry failed to muster enough votes to walk off the job, the GMB union said Wednesday. Under labor rules, at least 50% of union members needed to participate, and only 49% did so by the deadline. Still, all but one of them voted to strike, according to GMB spokesman Jon Parker-Dean.