Hundreds of Amazon workers at a Coventry warehouse have gone on strike for the first time

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Hundreds of Amazon workers have gone on strike for the first time in the UK in a dispute over wages at the company's warehouse in Coventry.

Around 300 employees of the online giant walked out demanding a pay rise in action which was organised by the GMB union.

Workers standing on the picket line said they were struggling to support themselves during the cost of living crisis on their current wages.

They were given a 5 per cent pay rise, which the union say is worth just 50p an hour, prompting the industrial action outside the firm's fulfilment centre today (Wed).

Nazeret Zemuy works as a receiver, sorting parcels coming in to the warehouse, and is currently on £10.50 an hour following a 50p pay rise last August.

The 23-year-old, from Birmingham, who works 40 hours a week, said: “We need to be paid more than what we are currently on. I am struggling to support myself.