Amazon staff took part in a protest outside the Swindon fulfilment centre in a show of solidarity with colleagues at another facility.

The GMB union claims that hundreds of employees from the Symmetry Park site took part in the demonstration across Wednesday evening along with 10 union representatives and Amazon workers from Coventry, who are among the 1,000 that are currently carrying out industrial action.

A GMB spokesperson said: "It was a successful day of action by members of the GMB Union who held a day of action outside Amazon's warehouse.

"Striking workers from the Amazon Coventry Warehouse came down to show solidarity with their colleagues in Swindon and speak to them about how they can organise and also hold their own strike action. 

"The strikes have been forced on workers after poor pay rises and unsafe working practices.

"Despite earning £15,000 a minute, Jeff Bezos would rather build failed rockets than pay his staff a fair wage and keep them safe at work." 

An Amazon spokesperson said: “We offer competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, opportunities for career growth, all while working in a safe, modern, work environment.

"At Amazon, these benefits and opportunities come with the job, as does the ability to communicate directly with the leadership of the company.”