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Teamsters Canada files for union vote at Alberta Amazon fulfilment centre, marking first step in unionization effort

Breadcrumb Trail Links FP Work Filing comes just a day after Amazon announced plans to hire 15,000 new full- and part-time workers and hike pay Author of the article: Kelsey Rolfe Amazon's warehouse in Nisku, Alta. Photo by Greg Southam/Postmedia Article content A Teamsters Canada local has filed for a union vote for workers at the Amazon Canada fulfilment centre in Nisku, Alta., representing the first step in a broader attempt to organize Canadian employees of the e-commerce giant. Advertisement This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content If the Alberta Labour Relations Board verifies the Teamsters Local Union 362 application, all workers at the YEG 1 fulfilment centre who were employed as of Monday will be able to... Inc., Innovation

EU charges Amazon with distorting online retail competition

Article contentBRUSSELS — EU regulators charged Amazon on Tuesday with distorting competition in online retail and opened a second investigation into its business practices, as antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager takes aim at another US technology giant.The European Commission has been investigating Amazon's dual role – as a marketplace for merchants and also a rival seller – since July last year, triggered by complaints from traders about the company's practices.It has also looked into how Amazon uses competitively sensitive merchant data to select winners for its “buy box,” which allows customers to add items from a specific retailer directly into their shopping carts.“We must ensure that dual-role platforms with market power, such as Amazon, do not distort competition,” said Vestager,...